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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Touristic'


Tourism is travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who "travel to and stay in places outside their usual environment for more than twenty-four (24) hours and 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."

Tourism has become a popular global leisure activity. In 2008, there were over 922 million international tourist arrivals, with a growth of 1.9% as compared to 2007. International tourism receipts grew to US$944 billion (euro 642 billion) in 2008, corresponding to an increase in real terms of 1.8%.

As a result of the late-2000s recession, international travel demand suffered a strong slowdown beginning in June 2008, with growth in international tourism arrivals worldwide falling to 2% during the boreal summer months.

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    When in Amsterdam last weekend (as the first #STA Travel Insider), the best travel tip I received was from Ashley (AmsterdamBlog.co.uk). Rather than explore the more touristic areas of A'dam near the Centraal Station, we ducked underground and crossed to the ferry port on the opposite side. Read more on this news related to 'Touristic'

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