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besure77 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Business of tourism occurs before it even opens for business. A lot of work goes into building a great tourist destination. To begin with, landscape needs to be developed. Many things also need to be built. Some of these things are roads, hotels, restaurants, etc. Development of tourist destinations also bring in a lot of other businesses as well such as taxi services, jewelry stores, travel agencies, etc.

Once the tourist destination is up and going then people begin going there and spending money. Some countries/areas rely on tourism as their primary source of income. These are places such as the Bahamas, Jamaica, and the Virgin Islands.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Tourism is when people come to a certain place from somewhere else to see and do things that they cannot do in the place where they live.  Tourism is most important to places that are in some way exotic (places like Jamaica, for example) or places that have very famous attractions (like the Taj Mahal or Macchu Picchu).

The business of tourism consists of catering to the needs of the tourists.  Hotels and restaurants and bars are major parts of the tourism business.  So are tours of the major attractions of a particular area.