Tourism is the travel for recreation, leisure, religious, family business purposes, usually of a limited duration. Tourism is commonly associated with trans-national travel, but may also refer to travel to another location within the same country. The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes.
- Quotes are arranged alphabetically by author
A - F
- David Attenborough has said that Bali is the most beautiful place in the world, but he must have been there longer than we were, and seen different bits, because most of what we saw in the couple of days we were there sorting out our travel arrangements was awful. It was just the tourist area, i.e., that part of Bali which has been made almost exactly the same as everywhere else in the world for the sake of people who have come all this way to see Bali.
- China is one of those vast, continental conglomerates that... I mean, if they were to start a tourist trade in China, they'd just bus people in from another province, you know what I mean? They're very self-contained.
- Business tourism is rising in Africa. Demand from international civil servants and businessman is growing strongly.
- Mossadeck Bally in: Olivier Monnier Mali’s Azalai Hotels Plans $165 Million for West Africa Growth, Bloomberg, 30 January 2014
- Filmmakers of Cinema Verite [truthful cinema] resemble tourists who take pictures amid ancient ruins of facts.
- In Barcelona, things seem so different. For example, I know that it's traditionally the least Spanish city, but you'd never know they had a monarchy, coming here as a tourist - as opposed to the U.K., where the Queen is probably the best-known animal, vegetable and/or mineral going when it comes to overseas visitors.
- Julie Burchill in: Patriotism is for reactionaries … nationalism is the way forward, The Guardian, 8 September 2012
- The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes 'sight-seeing'.
- Harry S. Truman had his moods. His birthplace is the only tourist attraction in America where you don't see Japanese with cameras.
- I sat on a toilet watching the water run thinking what an odd thing tourism is. You fly off to a strange land, eagerly abandoning all the comforts of home and then expend vast quantities of time and money in a largely futile effort to recapture the comforts you wouldn’t have lost if you hadn’t left home in the first place.
- One of the pleas you get when you're talking to the tourist industry or the energy industry or the whoever is, 'Please, can we just have the same minister for longer than five minutes?'
- Island tourism contributes a significant proportion of Australia’s share of the World tourism market, mainly as a result of the attraction of the islands in and adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Sustainable tourism development in an island has thus become a significant goal for Australian tourism operators, regulators and tourists, as it is concerned with visitors experiencing natural environments without threatening their viability.
- Walking is a virtue, tourism is a deadly sin.
- Bruce Chatwin in: Iain Sinclair Ghost Milk: Recent Adventures Among the Future Ruins of London on the Eve of the Olympics, Macmillan, 17 July 2012, p. 340
- The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Heritage tourism and destination weddings, including honeymoon trips, have become a key segment of the tourist industry, be it royal weddings in Rajasthan or beach weddings in Kerala or Goa, And they have come to mark a new topography of taste and status in the light of economic liberalization.
- Chhaparia in: Christiane Brosius India’s Middle Class: New Forms of Urban Leisure, Consumption and Prosperity, Routledge, Dec 31, 2013, p. 279
- Over the next fifty years, thousands of people will travel to Earth's orbit—and then to the Moon and beyond. Space travel and space tourism—will one day become almost as commonplace as flying to exotic destinations on our own planet.
- What most people don't understand is that UFOs are on a cosmic tourist route. That's why they're always seen in Arizona, Scotland, and New Mexico. Another thing to consider is that all three of those destinations are good places to play golf. So there's possibly some connection between aliens and golf.
- Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption, byproduct of the circulation of commodities, is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal.
- To be a tourist is to escape accountability … Together with thousands, you are granted immunities and broad freedoms. You are an army of fools, wearing bright polyesters, riding camels, taking pictures of each other, haggard, dysenteric, thirsty. There is nothing to think about but the next shapeless event.
- Don DeLillo in: Archive: 11 June – 17 June 2007: Writing the American way,The Guardian, 15 June 2007
- First, the intertwined global discourses of ecology, heritage, and conservation circulate through tourist sites, focusing on specific attractions that have been assigned global importance. Indeed the significance of a site as the Taj has been partially disembodied from its local encoding and has become a symbol of globality. It is not merely a symbol of India now, but belongs to the world– as many commentators have noted – and accordingly is the responsibility of the world.
- Tim Edensor in: Mimi Sheller, John Urry Tourism Mobilities: Places to Play, Places in Play, Psychology Press, 2004, p. 112
- The explorer seeks the undiscovered, the traveler that which has been discovered by the mind working in history, the tourist that which has been discovered by entrepreneurship and prepared for him by the arts of mass publicity. The genuine traveler is, or used to be, in the middle between the two extremes. If the explorer moves toward the risks of the formless and the unknown, the tourist moves toward the security of pure cliché. It is between these two poles that the traveler mediates, retaining all he can of the excitement of the unpredictable attaching to exploration and fusing with the pleasure of knowing where one is belonging to tourism. ~
G - L
- I'm passionate and I travel the world not just as a tourist but to understand cultures... I've lived with Masai tribe... I travel the world and bring it back in the form of a research book that would become the starting point for the collection.
- John Galliano in: Liz Jones Girl Least Likely To: 30 years of fashion, fasting and Fleet Street , Simon and Schuster, 4 July 2013, p. 123
- If pressed, I would say I feel British. It's where I grew up and where I choose to live, the culture that I love, but I feel perfectly at home in America, I don't feel like a tourist or anything.
- Slow travel now rivals the fly-to-Barcelona-for-lunch culture. Advocates savour the journey, travelling by train or boat or bicycle, or even on foot, rather than crammed into an airplane. They take time to plug into the local culture instead of racing through a list of tourist traps.
- My writing is a combination of three elements. The first is travel: not travel like a tourist, but travel as exploration. The second is reading literature on the subject. The third is reflection.
- The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.
- If Traveller Want to See Honeymoon Sightseeing Itineraries of India and Thailand. Then See Best places for Honeymooners.
Honeymoon Itineraries, Ranjan Raj, 2015, 23-October.
- Sustainable tourism development cannot be understood in isolation from the socio-political context in which it was born or from the spatial context in which it is adopted as a managerial philosophy.
- Liburd (2010) in: Jack Carlsen, Richard Butler “Island Tourism: Sustainable Perspectives” , p. 103
- That's the attraction of the conference circuit: it's a way of converting work into play, combining professionalism with tourism, and all at someone else's expense. Write a paper and see the world! I'm Jane Austen – fly me! Or Shakespeare or T.S. Elliot, or Hazlitt. All tickets to ride. To ride the jumbo jets.
- David Lodge (1993) quoted in: The Universities We Need: Higher Education After Dearing, Routledge, 13 September 2013, p. 73
- Though most tourists accepted the occasional comic misadventure, it was important to them that overall their vacation should be pleasant. When you spend money on a holiday you are essentially purchasing happiness: if you don't enjoy yourself you will feel defrauded.
M - R
- Tourists came around and looked into our tipis. That those were the homes we choose to live in did not bother them at all. They untied the door, opened the flap, and barged right in, touching our things, poking through our bedrolls, inspecting everything. It boggles my mind that tourists feel they have the god-given right to intrude everywhere.
- Russell Means in: Brent Lovelock, Kirsten Lovelock The Ethics of Tourism: Critical and Applied Perspectives, Routledge, 26 Jun 26, Routledge, 26 June 2013, p. 144
- The British tourist is always happy abroad as long as the natives are waiters.
- I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.
- Anais Nin in: The Diary of Anais Nin Volume 5 1947-1955: Vol. 5 (1947-1955), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 26 Mach 1975, p. 272
- The birth of the Indian nation state, with its programme of social and economic development, and the opening of the area to tourism means that the forces of consumerism and material advancement have now reached even the remotest villages of the region [Kashmir].
- Fernanda Pirie in: Peace and Conflict in Ladakh: The Construction of a Fragile Web of Order, BRILL, 2007, p. 1`
- People must ask themselves why this earthquake occurred in this area and not in others. Why did it occur at this time and not another? Why? Whoever examines these areas discovers that they are tourism areas. Tourism areas are areas where the forbidden acts are widespread, as well as alcohol consumption, drug use, and acts of abomination. Whoever knows about tourism in our age knows this. These areas were notorious because of this type of modern tourism, which has become known as "sex tourism".
- Sheik Al-Qaradhawi in: Tsunami Reactions (9) - Sheik Al-Qaradhawi: Disaster a Punishment for Sex Tourism, The Middle East Media Research Institute, January 2005
- The sheep like nature of travel - being on a beach with thousands of other people is not my idea of fun. I also don't like being a tourist because you don't know what's really going on in a country.
- I've taught the better class of tourist both to see and not to see; to lift their eyes above and beyond the inessentials, and thrill to our western Nature in her majesty.
- Presently, tourism is not a fringe activity but a mass and highly complicated field because of its economic, socio-cultural and political ramification. In the [past] early sight seeing, the seven wonders of the world were built with an eye to attracting tourists, particularly with those of an aristocratic, scholastic or artistic bent. The seven wonders were: Great Pyramid of Khufe, Pharos lighthouse at Alexandria, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Colossus of Rhodes, Statue of Zeus at Alexandria, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, and Tomb of Mausolus at Halicarnassus. The early sightseeing tourists also went to Egypt and Greece to baths, shrines and seaside resorts and to see where Alexander the Great slept, Socrates lived, Ajax committed suicide and Achilles was buried, and to see the Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the valley of the Kings.
- A. K. Raina in: Ecology, Wildlife and Tourism Development: Principles, Practices and Strategies, Sarup & Sons, 1 January 2005, p. 75
S - Z
- For the general public, my work is sometimes easier than a painting because there is someone addressing you; it can actually be a relief. What's interesting is the idea of a tourist randomly coming in and the experience they'll have.
- Tino Sehgal in: Charlotte Higgins Tino Sehgal's Turbine Hall commission: 'Attention is what I work with', The Guardian, 16 July 2012
- Stay away from restaurants that have menus in five languages. That's always a tourist trap. You want to eat where the locals eat.
- Essentially the camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own.
- I don't look down on tourism. I live in Hawaii where we have 7 million visitors a year. If they weren't there, there would be no economy. So I understand why a tourist economy is necessary.
- One can only really travel if one lets oneself go and takes what every place brings without trying to turn it into a healthy private pattern of one's own and I suppose that is the difference between travel and tourism.
- From the Riding in the Tigris quoted in: Paul Theroux The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road, McClelland & Stewart, 12 July 2011, p. 226
- I hope I'm not a tourist attraction - I'm sure that they come here really because St. Andrews is just amazing, a beautiful place.
- Prince William in: Kate Petrella Royal Wisdom: The Most Daft, Cheeky, and Brilliant Quotes from Britain's Royal Family, Adams Media, 18 March 2011, p. 65
- Herodotus’s book made Giza famous in ancient Greece. When a list of the Seven Wonders of the World was created, ancient historians included the Great Pyramid.... Thousands of tourists from all over the world visit the Great Pyramid each year. It is the only one of the original Seven Wonders of the World that still exists. Tourism and time have taken a toll on the buildings at Giza.
- New York is a much more bourgeois city, more of a tourist attraction than a muscular metropolis. It's lost moxie and a rough energy, while gaining grace and friendliness. I love both versions of the city, but I wish the prosperous Manhattan would become a little easier for young people to afford.
Managing Natural World Heritage
- The value of World Heritage as a brand can be maximized to attract tourism, resulting in increased national income.
- In: P.7
- However, most tourism [in some national parks] is managed by entrepreneurs based in the regional capital, with few benefits accruing to local people. At the request of park authorities, in the mid-1990s The Mountain Institute (TMI) helped local people to share in tourism benefits sustainably by developing village based, small scale accommodation, guiding and food services adjoining the park.
- In: P.32
- Some countries have established special laws enhancing the protection afforded to World Heritage. For example, the relationship between managing agency and the tourism sector is often crucial. An defective partnership can bring mutual benefits whereas a poor relationship can result in misunderstanding and negative impact.
- In: P.55
- The global growth in tourism is well documented and today tourism is often described as the world's 'largest' industry. An increasing and significant proportion of this industry is centred on nature and associated cultural heritage.
- In: P.67
- At its best tourism can provide an outstanding opportunity to increase the understanding of natural and cultural heritage, as envisaged by the World Cultural Heritage Convention while providing long term financial support to site management, local communities and tourism providers.
- In: P.67
- The starting point for any tourism-related planning should always be consistent with the overall management system and the management plan.
- In: P.68
- Contribution to World Heritage objectives, Tourism development and visitor activities associated with World Heritage properties must contribute to and must not damage the protection, conservation, presentation and transmission of their heritage values. Tourism should also generate sustainable socio-economic development and equitably contribute tangible as well as intangible benefits to local and regional communities in ways that are consistent with the conservation of the properties.
- In: P.94
- Site management capacity Management systems for World Heritage properties should have sufficient skills, capacities and resources available when planning tourism infrastructure and managing visitor activity to ensure the .protection and presentation of their identified heritage values and respect for local communities.
- Relevant public agencies and site management should apply a sufficient proportion of the revenue derived from r tourism and visitor activity to ensure the protection, conservation and management of their heritage values.
- In: P.95
- Tourism infrastructure development and visitor activity associated with World Heritage properties should contribute to local community empowerment and socio-economic development in an effective and equitable manner.
- In: P.95
Evaluative Study of Tourism Industry in Puducherry, U.T. Of India
Dr. R.Uma Devi, in Evaluative Study of Tourism Industry in Puducherry, U.T. Of India, International Journal of Innovative Research & Development
- The basic materials for tourism industry are culture, heritages, natural vegetation, beaches, parks, monuments and sculptures, etc., which ...can be exploited for the betterment of the Economy.
- In: p. 81
- Tourism is a major social phenomenon motivated by the natural urge of every human being for new experience, adventure, education and entertainment. The motivations for tourism also include social, religious and business interests.
- In: p. 81
- The word “Tourism” is derived from the term ‘TOUR’ means “a journey from place to place or time to be spent at a station or rambling excursion.
- In: p. 81
- The term [Tourism] [used] for all those inter-connected processes, especially economic ones that come in play through influx, temporary residence and dispersal of strangers into within and from a certain district, country or state.
- Herman V.S.S. Hoffen, p. 81
- Tourism is one of the important components of service sector. It considered as a significant and vital instrument for economic development and employment generation, particularly in remote and backward areas. It is the largest service industry globally in terms of gross revenue as well as Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE)
- In: p. 81
- Tourism stimulates other economic sectors through its backward and forward linkages and cross-sectoral synergies with other sectors such as agriculture, horticulture, poultry, handicrafts, transport, construction, etc. It leads to additional income, employment generation and poverty alleviation. It enhances the national and state revenues, business receipts, employment, wages and salary income; buoyancy in Central, State and local tax receipts can contribute towards overall socio-economic improvement and accelerated growth in the economy. It is multi-sectoral activity characterized by multiple services provided by a range of suppliers include airlines, surface transport, hotels, basic infrastructure and facilitation systems, etc. Thus, the growth of tourism cannot be attained unless the related sectors are addressed simultaneously.
- In: p. 81
- An important feature of Indian tourism industry is its contribution to national integration and preservation of natural as well as cultural environments and enrichment of the social and cultural lives of people. Over 382 million domestic tourists visiting different parts of the country every year return with a better understanding of the people living in different regions of the country. They have a better appreciation of the cultural diversity of India. It also encourages preservation of monuments and heritage properties and helps the survival of art forms, crafts and culture.
- In: p. 81-82
- Tourism has gained importance as the fastest growing industry in the world, particularly because of multifarious benefits, it ensures to the destinations, to the tourists themselves to the global geo-political environment as a whole. During the past a number of studies have been conducted to evaluate the role and performance of tourism.
- In: p. 83