Tourism is the act of travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. According to the World Tourism Organization, tourists are people who "travel to and stay in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes not related to the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited".

United Nations Definition

United Nations classified 3 forms of tourism in 1994 in its Recommendations on Tourism Statistics as follows:

  1. Domestic tourism, involving residents of the given country traveling only within this country;
  2. Inbound tourism, involving non-residents traveling in the given country;
  3. Outbound tourism, involving residents traveling in another country.

UN also derived different categories of tourism by combining the 3 basic forms of tourism:

  1. Internal tourism, which comprises domestic tourism and inbound tourism;
  2. National tourism, which comprises domestic tourism and outbound tourism;
  3. International tourism, which consists of inbound tourism and outbound tourism.


Wealthy people have always travelled to distant parts of the world to see great buildings or other works of art, to learn new languages, to experience new cultures, or to taste new cuisine. As long ago as the time of the Roman Republic places such as Baiae were popular coastal resorts for the rich.

The terms tourist and tourism were first used as official terms in 1937 by the League of Nations. Tourism was defined as people travelling abroad for periods of over 24 hours.



In order to have a better interpretation of the UN millennium Development Goals (see MDG) and advocating for globalization in Diaspora, AGA has seen that it’s mandatory to identify the cultural norms and values of every given society and how it could enhance the common goals.

Culture is the pride of every society and it plays a lot role when it comes to social development and communication. All cultural venues are medium for AGA to release its goals; we have tested and observed so many results to this effect. Culture is a unique institution which supports the early existence of man and till its exit.






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