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In this context, travel has a similar definition to tourism, but implies a more purposeful journey.
The terms tourism and tourist are sometimes used pejoratively, to imply a shallow interest in the cultures or locations visited.
The negative trend intensified during 2009, exacerbated in some countries due to the outbreak of the H1N1 influenza virus, resulting in a worldwide decline of 4.2% in 2009 to 880 million international tourists arrivals, and a 5.7% decline in international tourism receipts.
Travel outside a person's local area for leisure was largely confined to wealthy classes, who at times traveled to distant parts of the world, to see great buildings and works of art, learn new languages, experience new cultures, and to taste different cuisines.
Tourism can be domestic or international, and international tourism has both incoming and outgoing implications on a country's balance of payments.
Pausanias wrote his Description of Greece in the 2nd century AD.
In ancient China, nobles sometimes made a point of visiting Mount Tai and, on occasion, all five Sacred Mountains.
In 20, international travel demand continued to recover from the losses resulting from the late-2000s recession, where tourism suffered a strong slowdown from the second half of 2008 through the end of 2009.
After a 5% increase in the first half of 2008, growth in international tourist arrivals moved into negative territory in the second half of 2008, and ended up only 2% for the year, compared to a 7% increase in 2007.
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This is in addition to goods bought by tourists, including souvenirs.