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Meaning of tourism

tour•ism

Pronunciation: (toor'iz-um), [key]
— n.
  1. the activity or practice of touring, esp. for pleasure.
  2. the business or industry of providing information, accommodations, transportation, and other services to tourists.
  3. the promotion of tourist travel, esp. for commercial purposes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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