Tourism involves activities that require travel from home and staying away from home for at lest one night. This not only includes people going on holiday, but also people taking business trips and/or visiting family and friends. (According to the World Tourism organisation.)
We do not entirely agree with this definition because you can be a tourist without staying for over one night.
There's been a Global increase in tourism over the last 60 years:
More people are having more holidays and longer holidays. Why?:
- People have more disposable income
- Travel has become cheaper (particularly air travel) so more people can afford to travel