General Article What is travel and tourism?

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There are many reasons why people travel, but generally they are split into three categories:

  • Leisure Travel – includes travel for holidays, cultural events, recreation or sports.
  • Business Travel – includes meetings, conferences and exhibitions; usually business travellers have their expenses paid by their company.
  • Visiting friends and relatives (VFR) – includes all travel for the purpose of meeting friends and relatives, either within your own country or abroad. 

Types of tourism

Domestic tourism – taking holidays and trips in your own country.

  • An example would be a family from Leeds taking a short break to the seaside resort of Brighton.

International tourism – visiting a different country than the one that you live in. It can be broken into two categories:

Inbound tourism &nd

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