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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. 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 "travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure and not less than 24 hours, business and other purposes". Tourism can be domestic or international, and international tourism has both incoming and outgoing implications on a country's balance of payments.

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Organizations relating to Tourism

Association Internationale des Skål Clubs / Torremolinos, Spain / Est. 1934
United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations / Monte Carlo, Monaco / Est. 1966
World Association for Hospitality and Tourism Education and Training / Trelissac, France / Est. 1969
Cruise Lines International Association / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1975
International Federation of Information Technology and Tourism / Innsbruck, Austria / Est. 1997
Inter-Arab Union of Hotels and Tourism / Est. 1971
Caribbean Tourism Organization / St Michael, Barbados / Est. 1989
Confederación Panamericana de Escuelas de Hoteleria, Gastronomia y Turismo / Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep / Est. 1991
International ANTOR Committee / Est. 1951
Arab Tourism Organization / Jeddah, Saudi Arabia / Est. 1954
World Cultural Tourism Association / Gwangju, Korea Rep / Est. 2000
Federación de Camaras de Turismo de Centroamérica / Tegucigalpa, Honduras
CLIA Europe / Brussels, Belgium
EDEN Network / Barvaux, Belgium
Nordic Society for Tourism and Hospitality Research / Est. 1992
Organización Latino-Americana y del Caribe de Turismo / Mexico City, Mexico / Est. 2010
Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism / Coral Gables FL, USA / Est. 1997
United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1997
Asian Institute of Tourism / Quezon City, Philippines / Est. 1976
International Commission for the History of Travel and Tourism / Oakland CA, USA / Est. 2002
European Trade Union Liaison Committee on Tourism / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1995
Secretaria de Integración Turistica Centroamericana / Managua, Nicaragua / Est. 1965
World Committee on Tourism Ethics / Madrid, Spain / Est. 2003
Council of Arab Ministers of Tourism / Cairo, Egypt / Est. 1998
Pacific Tourism Organization / Suva, Fiji / Est. 1983
European Travel and Tourism Advisory Group / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1981
European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2001
Network of Asia-Pacific Education and Training Institutes in Tourism / Macau, Macau / Est. 1997
International Network of Research into Tourism, Cooperation and Development / Lleida, Spain / Est. 2008
Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippine - East ASEAN Growth Area / Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia / Est. 1994
EURHODIP / Seville, Spain / Est. 1988
Network for the European Private Sector in Tourism / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1995
World Tourism Forum / Salvador, Brazil
Third World Tourism European Ecumenical Network / Est. 1984
European Network for Accessible Tourism / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2006
Sustainable Tourism Certification Network of the Americas / New York NY, USA / Est. 2003
International Competence Network for Tourism Research and Education / Kongsberg, Norway
Sustainable Tourism Certification Alliance Africa
UNWTO Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty Foundation / Seoul, Korea Rep / Est. 2004
Tourism Education Futures Initiative / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 2006
Foro Latinoamericano de Turismo
International Council of Tourism Partners / Haleiwa HI, USA / Est. 2002
Pacific Area Travel Writers Association / Delhi, India
Tourism Watch / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1975
European Tourism Research Institute / Östersund, Sweden / Est. 1997
UNWTO Staff Association, Madrid / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1976
Tourisme et développement solidaires / Angers, France / Est. 1998
Asia-Pacific Tourism Exchange Centre / Nara, Japan / Est. 1995
Association francophone du tourisme d'affaires / Paris, France / Est. 2003
Institut supérieur international du tourisme / Tangiers, Morocco / Est. 1972

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World Problems relating to Tourism

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Abuse of tourism for sexual purposes
Health hazards to tourists
Deterioration of cultural artefacts by tourism

Action Strategies relating to Tourism

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Protecting tourists
Developing eco-tourism business strategies for biodiversity conservation
Researching tourism and road safety
Promoting economic benefits of tourism
Creating touristic identity
Coordinating tourism legislation
Developing international youth tourism
Developing tourism
Attending to tourists
Benefiting tourists
Raising environmental awareness of tourists
Assisting tourist industry in developing countries
Developing tourist enterprises
Increasing tourism
Preventing environmental degradation from recreation and tourism
Advocating responsible tourism
Improving tourism infrastructure
Promoting social tourism
Integrating exchange students
Advancing ecotourism
Managing for both recreation and conservation
Promoting tourism
Supporting environmentally sound leisure and tourism activities
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