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A. Introduction (CT)

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1. Terminological History (CT)

A typical theoretical definition calls tourism "those relationships and phenomena which accrue from a journey and a sojourn for the visitor to a locality, provided that no residence is founded by the sojourn and that no employment is connected with it" [33. 270]. The French word tour (m.), derived from the Greek tornos ('tool for drawing a circle'; 'that which is turned') by way of …

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Büttner, Nils, “Tourism”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 05 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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