Definitons of Tourism
Occupation of providing local services such as entertainment, accommodation and catering for tourists.
Comprises the activities of persons traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes not related to the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited
Industry promoting sightseeing by people with money. "Tourism is often regarded by the host community as an economic necessity but a social evil." Sometimes used as an excuse to restrict the freedom of locals as with decreasing statutory holidays for NZ shop assistants.
Tourism is a service-based industry comprising a number of tangible and intangible components. The tangible elements include transport, foods and beverages, tours, souvenirs and accommodation, while the intangible elements involve education, culture, and adventure or simply escape and relaxation. Tourism in Victoria caters for travelers from Melbourne, regional Victoria , interstate and overseas
The all-embracing term for the movement of people to destinations away from their place of residence for any reason other than following an occupation, remunerated from within the country visited, for a period of 24 hours or more
Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. A tourist is someone who travels at least eighty kilometers (fifty miles) from home for the purpose of recreation, as defined by the World Tourism Organization (a United Nations body).
Tourism has been defined as the temporary movement of people (visitors) from one area to another in search of leisure, pleasure, recreational and business activities.
So who are these visitors and where do they come from?
They are people traveling around our State to enjoy our scenery, attractions, services and people. They may stay away from home overnight or be traveling for up to 12 months. They may be on a day trip from surrounding areas or they may come from other areas.