Domestic tourism

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Subtopic: Definition and Importance
Tourism within one’s own country
– Known as domestic vacation or holiday at home
– Significant role in tourism sector for large countries with limited foreign language skills
– Increased during COVID-19 pandemic due to travel restrictions
Staycation term popularized in British media during Great Recession

Subtopic: Related Concepts
– Day trip

Subtopic: References
– Recommendations on Tourism Statistics (PDF)
– Statistical Papers United Nations
– OECD report on COVID-19 policy responses and recovery in tourism
– BBC News article on UK staycation
– The Guardian article on UK holidaymakers opting for staycation

Subtopic: Impact of COVID-19
– Increase in domestic tourism
– Closure of airports to minimize COVID-19 spread
– Loss of jobs and businesses in tourism sector
– General decline in overall tourism
– Weakness in currency leading to expensive foreign travel

Subtopic: Categories and Hidden Categories
– Types of tourism
Tourism stubs
– Articles with short descriptions
– Short description different from Wikidata
– All stub articles

Domestic tourism (Wikipedia)

Domestic tourism is tourism involving residents of one country traveling only within that country. Such a vacation is known as a domestic vacation (British: domestic holiday or holiday at home). For large countries with limited skill in foreign languages, for example Russia, Brazil, Canada, Australia, United States, China and India, domestic tourism plays a very large role in the total tourism sector.

Tourists on the beach in Bournemouth, England

During the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic tourism increased significantly, as countries closed their airports to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Jobs and businesses were lost as a result of the general decline of tourism.

In British English this may also be called a staycation, a portmanteau of "stay" and "vacation", although this is not to be confused the concept of a vacation in which one stays overnight at their own home. The use of the term "staycation" to refer to a domestic holiday was popularized in the late 2000s by its use in the British media in their reporting of the increase in such tourism during the Great Recession when the weakness in the pound made travel abroad more expensive.

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