Introduction

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Tourism

Tourism comprises the activities of persons travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business, and other purposes. Tourism is the business of providing and arranging holidays and services for those people visiting places.

The movement of people to and from tourist destinations produces tourism flows giving rise to countries that are top tourism spenders and those receiving the highest number of tourism being the top tourism earners. Do you have a clue what country generates the most tourists? Germany is among the highest tourist-generating countries. And what about the top country destinations? It’s France! And it has been for the last 12 years.

What about domestic tourism? What happens with Spain? Spain has been among the fifth top ten destinations in the last 10 years! And apart from Spain and France people choose mainly China and the U.S.A. when travelling. Why do you think people choose these four countries?