Definition of tourism in English:



  • [mass noun] The commercial organization and operation of holidays and visits to places of interest.

    ‘a national fund for the promotion of tourism’
    [as modifier] ‘the tourism industry’
    • ‘Thirty years ago, farming was a major industry and tourism was of minor importance.’
    • ‘The village was once a prosperous town but now has few shops, apart from those supported by tourism.’
    • ‘We are not going to just roll over and say we're not interested in tourism any more.’
    • ‘A city so reliant on tourism will deter repeat visits if it looks filthy or unkempt.’
    • ‘The tourism industry plays a major part in the economies of many of the countries.’
    • ‘She wants to write a novel and embark on a new career in the marketing and tourism and leisure industry.’
    • ‘In the tourism business, holidays in the desert are something of a final frontier.’
    • ‘He was in his 50s and had moved from the sugar industry into tourism around five years ago.’
    • ‘But the wage is the same amount of cash the council wants to slash from tourism and leisure.’
    • ‘This will be done with the help of tourism offices and the Visit Britain organisation.’
    • ‘City fathers have long known the advantages for commerce and tourism of being car friendly.’
    • ‘The city has a strong and diverse economy, with tourism generating millions of dollars a year.’
    • ‘His idea was to promote and generate tourism and interest in historical matters.’
    • ‘It is also likely to cause concern among the global travel industry and tourism bodies in America.’
    • ‘Tourism has been seriously hit and tourism is a major employer and has huge purchasing power.’
    • ‘It ended as a brainstorming session with tourism officials about a nonstop flight.’
    • ‘Our visitor numbers are through the roof and tourism is becoming the boom industry in Hull.’
    • ‘It is just now that local people are realizing the potential for this type of tourism.’
    • ‘We all know of the success York has in high-tech business, its university and tourism.’
    • ‘Other challenges include public transport and the impact of tourism on the environment.’