Definition Of Tourism

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What is Tourism? The hospitality and tourism industry is the largest and fastest-growing industry in the world (Walker, 2006). Most people have an intuitive and often simplistic perception about tourism, they usually focus on an image of people travelling away from their homes to other places for recreational purposes, and most people acknowledge that a family vacation trip is a form of tourism while the arrival of an invading army or a refugee influx is not, but the definition of tourism does not like they thought. In the book of Tourism Management said that, there is no single definition of tourism to which everyone adheres. Of the many of definition that have been put forward over the years, some are universal and can be applied to any…show more content…
According to the book of Tourism Management, “Tourism may be defined as the sum of the processes, activities, and outcomes arising from the interactions among tourists, tourism supplies, host governments, host communities, origin governments, universities, community colleges and nongovernmental organisations, in the process of attracting, transporting, hosting and managing tourists and other visitors” (Weaver & Lawton, 2006; Goeldner & Ritchie, 2003). Furthermore, there are other definition for tourism. The definition of tourism is travel for recreational or leisure purposes. The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who travel to and stay in places outside their usual environment for not more than consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes not related to the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited. This apparently shows that there are many definitions for tourism, and the definitions of tourism are not same, but the main definition of tourism is talking about travel to other countries for different purpose, such as travel for leisure and travel for recreation. The Importance of Tourism The…show more content…
The impact of socio-culture impact arises when tourism brings about changes in behaviour and value systems and thereby threatens indigenous identity, and tourism cause loss and change of local value and identity. Tourism changes local cultures into commodities when traditional ethnic rites, religious rituals and festival are reduced to conform tourist expectation. This is resulting in what we called “reconstructed ethnicity”. When a destination becomes a tourism product to sell, the tourism demand for arts, souvenirs, entertainment and other commodities begins to exert influence. The basic changes in in human values may occur, and objects and sacred site may not be respected when they have become as tourism product to trade (Negative socio-cultural, n.d.). The standardization of destination is also a problem. Many travel destinations risk standardization because they are satisfying the tourists desire for familiar facilities. Destination always need to provide new things for tourists because they desire for the new and unfamiliar thing, but few tourists are not looking for completely new thing, so the new things cannot be to strange or new for

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