Definition: Destination

Tourism

This is a significant place visited during a trip/stay. It may be defined as the farthest point away from home visited (distance destination), the place where the most amount of time is spent (main destination), or the place the visitor thinks of as the primary place visited (motivating destination).
Reference to the structure of the GEONOMENCLATURE developed by the Statistical Office of the European Communities and supported by the Council Regulation  could serve as a guide for the development of a classification of the world geographical breakdown for both the country of origin (residence) and the destination.
Source:
Eurostat, "Methodological manual on the design and implementation of surveys on inbound tourism", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2000
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