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Journal: International Journal of Management (IJM) (Vol.10, No. 6)

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Page : 695-706

Keywords : Tourism; Adventure tourism; Wildlife tourism; Pilgrimage tourism; Eco tourism; Cultural tour-ism; Wellness tourism; Business Tourism;

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The tourism industry is one of the world's most dynamic, contributing significantly to many nations' GDP and labor force. It's a fantastic social and economic phenomenon. The Latin word tornus, meaning "a tool for forming a circle," is whence we get our term "tour." The term "tourism" refers to the practice of traveling to a different location, usually for the purpose of recreation, for a short length of time (often between 24 hours and 6 months). WTO (1993) defined tourism as "the movement of visitors to and residence in foreign destinations for reasons other than those of a resident," including "leisure, business, and other purposes."Travel to a location that is not one's typical place of residence or employment was officially recognized as tourism during a meeting held in Rome in 1963. However, domestic tourism has become an increasingly important source of revenue and employment for the hotel sector, and this definition fails to account for it. "People who travel to and remain in place beyond their regular envi-ronment for not more than one continuous year for pleasure, business, and other reasons not related to the execution of an activity remunerated from inside the area visited," as defined by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

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