Definition Of Tourism

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By: Anne Vilagut

Tourism The French define tourism as "the art to satisfy the most diverse aspirations which invite man to move out of his daily universe." The Webster's dictionary defines tourism as "the guiding or managing of tourists; the promotion or encouragement of touring: the accommodation of tourists." Both definitions are apt for tourism. The private sector of tourism includes lodging, food, transportation, recreation facilities, attractions, travel agents, and tour operators. These in turn are supported by a variety of specialized services, such as research promotion and printing. In the public sector, promotion of tourism on behalf of the state or communities is a major activity. In addition, there is the infrastructure of
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Through extensive redevelopment and aggressive promotion, they launched Atlanta as a business, communications and entertainment heart of the area, until now it has a reputation of a progressive, Dynamic City with lots to offer for everyone. Atlanta's recognize that tourism is a viable urban resource. Much of the redevelopment of the city was carried out with the tourism in mind. For example, the unusual Regency Hyatt Hotel was designed not just as a hotel, but as an attraction in and of itself. The Atlanta Underground was a historic but decaying section of the city that was rebuilt in large part to provide visitors with an attractive center for diverse day0and night time activities. Atmosphere is also regarded as an attraction because a city with good atmosphere will draw tourists. Atmosphere is an intangible quality that relates to such characteristics as charm or quaintness, liveliness and excitement, friendliness and warmth, good vibes and being with it. Visitors react to it subconsciously—it is a feeling, which the city imparts. Every city has its own intrinsic atmosphere, which may act as a positive or negative force. However, atmosphere can be enhanced or changed by promotion and development activities. The strength of appeal of any attraction is closely related to quality. If an attraction has a desirable uniqueness,