Excursion vs. Tourism

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Main Difference

The main difference between Excursion and Tourism is that the Excursion is a trip by a group of people, usually made for leisure, education, or physical purposes and Tourism is a travel for recreational or leisure purposes.

  • Excursion (noun)

    A brief recreational trip; a journey out of the usual way.

    "While driving home I took an excursion and saw some deer."

  • Excursion (noun)

    A wandering from the main subject: a digression.

  • Excursion (verb)

    To go on a recreational trip or excursion.

  • Tourism (noun)

    The act of travelling or sightseeing, particularly away from one's home.

  • Tourism (noun)

    The industry in which such travels and sightseeing are organized.

  • Tourism (noun)

    Collectively, the tourists visiting a place or landmark.

  • Tourism (noun)

    The act of visiting another region or jurisdiction for a particular purpose.

    "libel tourism; suicide tourism; sex tourism"

Oxford Dictionary
Webster Dictionary
  • Excursion (noun)

    a journey taken for pleasure;

    "many summer excursions to the shore"

    "it was merely a pleasure trip"

    "after cautious sashays into the field"

  • Excursion (noun)

    wandering from the main path of a journey

  • Tourism (noun)

    the business of providing services to tourists;

    "Tourism is a major business in Bermuda"

Princeton's WordNet

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