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Meaning of “tourism” in the English Dictionary

"tourism" in British English

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tourismnoun [U]

uk   /ˈtʊə.rɪ.zəm/ /ˈtɔː-/  us   /ˈtʊr.ɪ-/
B1 the ​business of ​providingservices such as ​transport, ​places to ​stay, or ​entertainment for ​people who are on ​holiday: Tourism is Venice's ​mainindustry. These ​beautifuloldtowns have ​remainedrelativelyuntouched by tourism.

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(Definition of tourism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tourism" in American English

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tourismnoun [U]

 us   /ˈtʊrˌɪz·əm/
the ​business of ​providingservices, such as ​transportation, ​places to ​stay, or ​entertainment, for tourists
(Definition of tourism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tourism" in Business English

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tourismnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈtʊərɪzəm/ TRANSPORT, COMMERCE
the ​business of ​providingservices such as ​transport, ​places to ​stay, or ​entertainment for ​people on ​holiday: Tourism is Venice's ​mainindustry. These beautiful old towns have remained ​relatively untouched by tourism.
(Definition of tourism from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tourism”
in Arabic سِياحة…
in Korean 관광, 관광 산업…
in Portuguese turismo…
in Catalan turisme…
in Japanese 観光(業)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 旅游业…
in Turkish turizm, turizm işi…
in Russian туризм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 旅遊業…
in Italian turismo…
in Polish turystyka…
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