Bedford, United Kingdom

Travel and Tourism

Language: English Studies in English
Subject area: physical education, tourism, services
Kind of studies: full-time studies
University website: www.bedford.ac.uk
Higher National Diploma (HND)
 
Tourism
Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours. Tourism may be international, or within the traveller's country. The World Tourism Organization defines tourism more generally, in terms which go "beyond the common perception of tourism as being limited to holiday activity only", as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes".
Travel
Travel is the movement of people between distant geographical locations. Travel can be done by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.
Tourism
I've taught the better class of tourist both to see and not to see; to lift their eyes above and beyond the inessentials, and thrill to our western Nature in her majesty.
Jonathan Raban in: Rebecca Brown, Mary Jane Knecht Looking Together: Writers on Art, University of Washington Press, 30 April 2009, p. 16
Travel
The dust is old upon my "sandal-shoon,"
And still I am a pilgrim; I have roved
From wild America to Bosphor's waters,
And worshipp'd at innumerable shrines
Of beauty; and the painter's art, to me,
And sculpture, speak as with a living tongue,
And of dead kingdoms, I recall the soul,
Sitting amid their ruins.
Nathaniel Parker Willis, Florence Gray, line 46.
Tourism
Essentially the camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own.
Susan Sontag in: Bruce Robbins Feeling Global: Internationalism in Distress, NYU Press, 1 January 1999, p. 2
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