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a) Place to which people go for holidays (vacations) and recreation, hence holiday (vacation) and health resorts, also inland and coastal/seaside resorts. Historically the evolution of tourism has been closely identified with the beginnings and subsequent development of resorts. Nowadays the term often has its literal meanings to denote any visitor centre to which people resort in large numbers and capital cities tend to be the largest and most prosperous resorts in their countries, especially for international tourists.

b) In the USA and the Caribbean also a holiday (vacation) hotel providing extensive entertainment and recreation facilities.


Dictionary of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality. S. Medlik 1996. Second Edition. p.215

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