Vacation – Wikipedia

Leave of absence from a regular occupation, or a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism

A vacation (American English), or holiday (British English), is a leave of absence from a regular occupation, or a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism. People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances, or for specific festivals or celebrations. Vacations are often spent with friends or family.[1] Traveling together creates chemistry.[2]

A person may take a longer break from work, such as a sabbatical, gap year, or career break.

The concept of taking a vacation is a recent invention, and has developed through the last two centuries. Historically, the idea of travel for recreation was a luxury that only wealthy people could afford (see Grand Tour). In the Puritan culture of early America, taking a break from work for reasons

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18 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Los Angeles


Written by Lana Law
Aug 2, 2019

The sprawling city of Los Angeles, in Southern California, has long been known internationally in the film and entertainment industry, particularly for Hollywood, a place that has drawn aspiring actors and actresses from across the country for over a century. Today, LA is a culturally diverse city with a reputation for being the creative center of America. Visitors will find a thriving culinary scene, incredible shopping, outstanding museums, and fun family attractions.

Sunseekers coming to enjoy the warm climate and beaches will find plenty of things to do and interesting neighborhoods to explore. Upgrades to the public transportation network in recent years and the addition of a Metro Bike Share in downtown LA have made getting around and sightseeing easier than ever. For families, nearby Disneyland and Universal Studios are key destinations that often warrant repeat visits.

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Definition, Types & Forms, History & Importance

Tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries and a major foreign exchange and employment generation for many countries. It is one of the most remarkable economic and social phenomena.

The world ‘tour’ is derived from the Latin word tornus, meaning ‘a tool for making a circle’. Tourism may be defined as the movement of the people from their normal place of residence to another place ( with the intention to return) for a minimum period of twenty-four hours to the maximum of six months for the sole purpose of leisure and pleasure.

According to WTO (1993) ” Tourism encompasses the activities of persons traveling and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business, and other purposes.”

The Rome conference on tourism in 1963 defined tourism as ‘ a visit to a country other than one’s own or where one

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List of minimum annual leave by country

Country and flag Minimum annual leave Paid vacation days
(five-day workweek)[1][2] Paid public holidays[3][4] Total paid leave

(five-day workweek)

 Afghanistan Employees are entitled to 20 days recreational leave and 15 paid public holidays.[5] 20 15 35  Albania Employees are entitled to 20 days of annual leave and 12 paid public holidays.[6] 20 12 32  Algeria The paid annual leave is calculated on the basis of 2.5 days per month of work. The total duration of the leave cannot, however, exceed 30 calendar days per year.[7] Every employee is also entitled to 11 paid public holidays.[4] 30 11 41  Andorra Workers are entitled to 31 calendar days of paid leave after one year of employment. Before that, entitlement to leave is 2.5 days for every month worked. One period of leave must last two weeks or more, to allow an uninterrupted rest period.
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Visiting Los Angeles

Travelers to Los Angeles give high marks for the popular theater scene, entertainment choices, and live music scene. This city also attracts tourists with its museums, art, and sporting events. Top sights in the city include Walt Disney Concert Hall, Staples Center, and Microsoft Theater.

  • There are 4996 hotels and other accommodations in Los Angeles
  • The closest major airport is in Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal), 10 mi (16.1 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.), 11.2 mi (18.1 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Los Angeles

Known for its theaters, live music, and museums, the city’s cultural venues include Walt Disney Concert Hall, Microsoft Theater, and California Science Center. Attractions like Los Angeles Zoo, Universal Studios Hollywood™, and Warner Brothers Studio are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like L.A. Live, Griffith

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The City continues to adopt guidelines recommended by Governor Gavin Newsom and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.  The City’s proactive and aggressive measures are being implemented to help slow the transmission of COVID-19.

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Lucia government says it has made ‘significant headway’ in the establishment of a Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) that will provide credible data on the impact of tourism on the island.
LAHORE — Acknowledging that Punjab has never utilised the economic potential of the tourism sector that remained mainstay of many countries in the world, the Punjab government has given its first Punjab Tourism Policy to make Punjab an attractive tourist destination through inclusive planning, diversification, development and management of tourist destinations.
Cambodia is calling for the establishment of tourism institutes and universities to provide relevant skills in compliance with an Asean curriculum, Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said.
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Tourism – Wikipedia

Travel for recreational or leisure purposes

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.[2] 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 and not less than 24 hours, business and other purposes”.[3]

Tourism can be domestic (within the traveller’s own country) or international, and international tourism has both incoming and outgoing implications on a country’s balance of payments.

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