Glossary:Tourism - Statistics Explained

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Tourism means the activity of visitors taking a trip to a main destination outside their usual environment, for less than a year, for any main purpose, including business, leisure or other personal purpose, other than to be employed by a resident entity in the place visited.

Three types can be distinguished, according to the origin and destination of visitors:

  • domestic tourism means visits within a country by visitors who are residents of that country.
  • inbound tourism means visits to a country by visitors who are not residents of that country.
  • outbound tourism means visits by residents of a country outside that country.

Derived groupings:

  • national tourism means domestic and outbound tourism.
  • internal tourism means domestic and inbound tourism.
  • international tourism means inbound and outbound tourism.

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