- tourism tour‧is‧m [ˈtʊərɪzm ǁ ˈtʊr-] noun [uncountable] TRAVELthe business of providing hotels, entertainment, meals etc for people while they are on holiday:
• Most of the country's income derives from tourism.
* * *tourism UK US /ˈtʊərɪzəm/ noun [U] 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.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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