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tourism

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