Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Convention Tourism

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_401

Convention tourism is a form of tourism that focuses on attending conferences. It has one of the following three features: (1) the meeting is an attraction for a large group of tourists; (2) the convention is a medium for touring, and its participants come for travel and leisure as well as communicating, exchanging and solving problems; and (3) the convention is a part of the business of tourism companies that undertake the planning, receptions and other services after the meeting. Convention tourism is an important product of tourism operators.

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