Nicosia, Cyprus

LEISURE AND TOURISM

Integrated Master's degree
Language: EnglishStudies in English
Subject area: physical education, tourism, services
University website: www.cothm.ac.cy/
Leisure
Leisure has often been defined as a quality of experience or as free time. Free time is time spent away from business, work, job hunting, domestic chores, and education, as well as necessary activities such as eating and sleeping. From a research perspective, this approach has the advantages of being quantifiable and comparable over time and place.
Tourism
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, business and other purposes".
Leisure
Idleness is not just a psychological necessity, requisite to the construction of a complete human being; it constitutes as well a kind of political space, a space as necessary to the workings of an actual democracy as, say, a free press. How does it do this? By allowing us time to figure out who we are, and what we believe; by allowing us time to consider what is unjust, and what we might do about it. By giving the inner life (in whose precincts we are most ourselves) its due. Which is precisely what makes idleness dangerous. All manner of things can grow out of that fallow soil.
Mark Slouka, “Quitting the paint factory: On the virtues of idleness,” Harper’s, November 2004.
Tourism
An important feature of Indian tourism industry is its contribution to national integration and preservation of natural as well as cultural environments and enrichment of the social and cultural lives of people. Over 382 million domestic tourists visiting different parts of the country every year return with a better understanding of the people living in different regions of the country. They have a better appreciation of the cultural diversity of India. It also encourages preservation of monuments and heritage properties and helps the survival of art forms, crafts and culture.
In: p. 81-82
Tourism
I hope I'm not a tourist attraction - I'm sure that they come here really because St. Andrews is just amazing, a beautiful place.
Prince William in: Kate Petrella Royal Wisdom: The Most Daft, Cheeky, and Brilliant Quotes from Britain's Royal Family, Adams Media, 18 March 2011, p. 65
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