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Definition of Tourism

(noun) Traveling for adventure, curiosity, or pleasure.

Example of Tourism

  • Traveling to Australia for a vacation.

Tourism Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: tour·ism

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈtʊˌrɪzəm/
  • British English – /ˈtɔːrɪz(ə)m/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: tourisms
  • Tourism is an important economic power in many countries.

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Cite the Definition of Tourism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “tourism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved July 16, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/tourism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

tourism. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/tourism/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “tourism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed July 16, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/tourism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“tourism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 16 Jul. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/tourism/>.