Tourism, the act and process of spending time away from home in pursuit of endeavor, relaxation, and satisfaction, whilst using the commercial provision of services. As such, tourism is a product of modern social arrangements, beginning in western europe within the seventeenth century, even though it has antecedents in classical antiquity. It's miles prominent from exploration in that tourists follow a ìoverwhelmed course,î advantage from installed systems of provision, and, as befits delight-seekers, are typically insulated from trouble, danger, and embarrassment.

Tourism, however, overlaps with other activities, hobbies, and approaches, consisting of, for instance, pilgrimage. This offers upward thrust to shared categories, which include ìbusiness tourism,î ìsports activities tourism,î and ìscientific tourismî (international journey undertaken for the cause of receiving hospital therapy).