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Educational institutions have a mixed crowd of both domestic students as well as international students. Some of these students move from another part of the country to attend the institution. College or university life is not just about academics but about a series of experiences both in and outside classroom put together. If you are a student who has been living in York University Housing and has been planning a trip either solo or with friends, then here is the difference that you need to know between domestic and international tourism.

What is domestic tourism?

As the name suggests domestic tourism happens when you travel within your own country. A Canadian going to spend a few nights at the Niagara Falls is an example of domestic or internal tourism as you would be staying within your own country of residence. The growing trend of staycations has given domestic tourism economy a boost not only in Canada but also across the globe. A domestic holiday is easier on the pockets and has various benefits like becoming aware of the history and culture of your own country.

This type of tourism is usually hassle-free as you are visiting another part of your own country so there are lesser chances of their being language barriers, the difference in food, currency or even etiquettes. However, these trips tend to be shorter.

What is international tourism?

“Travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes’” has been defined as International tourism by the World Tourism Organization. Globalization has had an impact on international tourism. Now that more people possess the resources to travel abroad, there has been an increase in international tourism. It has had the greatest impact on developing nations where the sector is serving as a big source of income. One in every ten jobs is that of tourism. Global economies are now spending more money to boost their tourism sector.

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