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Tour vs. Tourism — What's the Difference?

Tour vs. Tourism — What's the Difference?

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Tour

A trip taken to another country in which several matches are played.
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Tourism

The commercial organization and operation of holidays and visits to places of interest
The tourism industry
A national fund for the promotion of tourism
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Tour

A trip with visits to various places of interest for business, pleasure, or instruction.
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Tourism

Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours. The World Tourism Organization defines tourism more generally, in terms which go "beyond the common perception of tourism as being limited to holiday activity only", as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure and not less than 24 hours, business and other purposes".
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Tour

A group organized for such a trip or for a shorter sightseeing excursion.
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Tourism

The practice of traveling for pleasure.
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Tour

A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it
A tour of the house.
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Tourism

The business of providing tours and services for tourists.
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Tour

A journey to fulfill a round of engagements in several places
A pianist on a concert tour.
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Tourism

The act of travelling or sightseeing, particularly away from one's home.
Mass tourism damaged the beach.
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Tour

A shift, as in a factory.
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Tourism

The industry in which such travels and sightseeing are organized.
Tourism brings a lot of tax revenue to the area.
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Tour

A period of duty at a single place or job.
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Tourism

(figurative) The act of visiting another region or jurisdiction for a particular purpose.
Libel tourism; suicide tourism; sex tourism
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Tour

(Sports) A series of professional tournaments, as in golf.
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Tourism

The business of providing services to tourists;
Tourism is a major business in Bermuda
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Tour

To travel from place to place, especially for pleasure.
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Tour

To travel among various places while fulfilling engagements.
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Tour

To make a tour of
Toured Europe last summer.
Officials touring the scene of the disaster.
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Tour

To present (a play, for example) on a tour.
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Tour

A journey through a particular building, estate, country, etc.
On our last holiday to Spain we took a tour of the wine-growing regions.
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Tour

A guided visit to a particular place, or virtual place.
On the company's website, you can take a virtual tour of the headquarters.
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Tour

A journey through a given list of places, such as by an entertainer performing concerts.
Metallica's tour of Europe
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Tour

A street and road race, frequently multiday.
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Tour

(sports) A set of competitions which make up a championship.
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Tour

(military) A tour of duty.
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Tour

(graph theory) A closed trail.
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Tour

(obsolete) A going round; a circuit.
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Tour

(obsolete) A turn; a revolution.
The tours of the heavenly bodies
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Tour

(snooker) A circuit of snooker tournaments
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Tour

(dated) A tower.
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Tour

(intransitive) To make a journey
The Rolling Stones were still touring when they were in their seventies.
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Tour

(transitive) To make a circuit of a place
The circuses have been touring Europe for the last few weeks.
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Tour

To toot a horn.
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Tour

A tower.
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Tour

A going round; a circuit; hence, a journey in a circuit; a prolonged circuitous journey; a comprehensive excursion; as, the tour of Europe; the tour of France or England.
The bird of Jove stooped from his airy tour.
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Tour

A turn; a revolution; as, the tours of the heavenly bodies.
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Tour

Anything done successively, or by regular order; a turn; as, a tour of duty.
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Tour

To make a tourm; as, to tour throught a country.
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Tour

A journey or route all the way around a particular place or area;
They took an extended tour of Europe
We took a quick circuit of the park
A ten-day coach circuit of the island
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Tour

A time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else);
It's my go
A spell of work
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Tour

A period of time spent in military service
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Tour

Make a tour of a certain place;
We toured the Provence this summer
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