[Softskill] Tourism Definition

According to Oxford Dictionary, Tourism is the bussiness activity connected with providing accomodation, services, and entertainment for people who are visiting a place for pleasure. The people itself is called Tourist and they usually come from the place itself or out of country to find some new atmosphere or to relax their body or mind after spending their whole day to work and work. Tourism has a lot of definitions from different people in different year and let me make a list of their definitions:

  1. Hunziker and Krapf (1941): The sum of the phenomena and relationships arising from the travel and stay of non-residents, in so far as they do not lead to permanent residence and are not connected with any earning activity”
  2. Tourism Society of England (1976): Tourism is the temporary, short term movement of people to destination outside the places where they normally live and work and their activities duringthe stay at each destination. It includes movement for all purposes”
  3. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO): Tourism is a social, cultural and economic phenomenon which entails the movement of people to countries or places outside their usual environment for personal or business/professional purposes

So, from all the theories above, all i can say is that Tourism is a part of activity in a place to attract some people from domestic or foreign to come and enjoy the places with their own nature.



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