Journeys for pleasure or education

Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours. Tourism may be international or within the traveller's country. The World Tourism Organization defines tourism more generally, in terms which go "beyond the common perception of tourism as being limited to holiday activity only", as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure and not less than 24 hours, business and other purposes".

  • Cruises - Sea voyages for pleasure


Machiavelli and U.S. Politics, Part 4: War, by Lawrence M. Ludlow, 22 Aug 2005
Part of a six-segment series examining The Prince vis-à-vis contemporary U.S. politics; this article covers Machiavelli's simple advice on war and contrasts it with that of James Madison and Robert Higgs in Crisis and Leviathan
"In many ways, the travel industry has been nationalized to accommodate our interventionist foreign policy. Using the phrase 'nationalized industry,' however, would tend to undercut the freedom that our administration claims to hold dear to its heart. Nonetheless, airport searches, pat-downs, long lines, and the seizure of 'threatening' objects such as nail clippers are not typical of free-market transactions. Similarly, the taxpayer-subsidized TSA employees loitering in huge, but easily duped numbers have been imposed by the government."


Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip
    by Jim Rogers, 2003
Partial contents: A Yellow Mercedes - Young Turks - The Best Capitalists Are in Communist China - Digital Mongolia - The Wedding - Into Africa - My Broker in Ghana - Arabian Nights - The Road from Mandalay - My Father's Grave - Home Again

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