With its history of mass immigration dating from the 17th century, it is a “melting pot” of cultures from around the world and plays a dominant role in the world’s cultural landscape. It’s famous for its wide array of popular tourist destinations, ranging from the skyscrapers of Manhattan and Chicago, to the natural wonders of Yellowstone and Alaska, to the warm, sunny beaches of Florida, Hawaii and Southern California. Tourism simply refers to traveling for leisure, business or recreational purposes. From this point of view it is clear that tourism and traveling go hand in hand. One cannot talk of tourism without travel, and also cannot talk of travel without tourism. Read More.