[ too r-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈtʊər ɪz əm /
the activity or practice of touring, especially for pleasure.
the business or industry of providing information, accommodations, transportation, and other services to tourists.
the promotion of tourist travel, especially for commercial purposes.
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Origin of tourism
First recorded in 1805–15; tour + -ism
Words nearby tourism
tourer, tourette syndrome, tourette’s syndrome, tourie, touring car, tourism, tourist, tourist car, tourist class, tourist court, tourist home
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British Dictionary definitions for tourism
tourist travel and the services connected with it, esp when regarded as an industry
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