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Tourism is defined as the act of travel with the intentions of recreational pleasure.

The World Tourism Organization defines a tourist is someone who travels at least 50 miles or 80 kilometers away from their home, for the purpose of entertainment and pleasure. There are a variety of ways that a traveler can get to their intended destinations. Shorter distances may be reached by automobile or bus, where longer distances can be reaches by airplane, train or boat. A newer form of travel that has recently become available involves having outer space as an option.


Travel elements

When traveling, tourists must keep in mind and plan for:

Other elements of tourism might involve insurance, safety, security, culture, language and currency exchange. Many tourists travel for a number of reasons, including relaxation, escape, adventure, as well as experiencing new and different cultures.

Required factors

In order to travel, a person must possess four essentials:

  1. Disposable Income: money that can be spent on pleasure items.
  2. Time.
  3. Means of transport.
  4. Accommodation arrangements.


The history behind tourism and travel first referred to wealthy people who were interested in visiting distant parts of the world in order to view historic buildings or other works of art, as well as to learn a new language or sample foreign foods. The terms tourist and tourism were first recognized in 1937 by the League of Nations, whose definition involved a person who traveled abroad for more than 24 hours.

Types of tourism

There are different types of tourism that can be enjoyed. Some are listed below: