Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The practice of traveling for pleasure.
  • noun The business of providing tours and services for tourists.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Traveling for pleasure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of travelling or sightseeing, particularly away from one's home.
  • noun Collectively, the tourists visiting a place or landmark.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the business of providing services to tourists

Etymologies

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From tour +‎ -ism.

Examples

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  • "What we need now is tourism and everybody knows that ­tourism starts with one hotel.

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  • The hope that the devaluation of the pound will lead to a boost in tourism is somewhat undermined by our failure to draw attention to our country.

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  • The hope that the devaluation of the pound will lead to a boost in tourism is somewhat undermined by our failure to draw attention to our country.

    Welsh tourism; you're welcome to it

  • My wife has a degree in tourism from the Toluca University.

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