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You are doing sightseeing when you are "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes". (Definition by the World Tourism Organization)


Sightseeing or tourism is vital for many countries.

For a long time, the USA and Germany have been the largest travel nations until 2012, when China became the largest spender in international sightseeing/tourism.

Tourism is directly influencing the service industries of a country including

  • transportation services, such as airlines, cruise ships, and taxicabs;
  • restaurant services, such as restaurants, cafés, pubs, fast food;
  • hospitality services, such as accommodations , including hotels and resorts ; and
  • entertainment venues, such as amusement parks, casinos, shopping malls, music venues, and theatres.


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