Importance of Tourism Research
By: Aden Williamson, eHow Contributor
Tourism is possibly the greatest people-moving pursuit on the planet today, as well as one of the highest-grossing industries. The World Tourism Organization reported that in 2009 alone, 880 million international tourist arrivals were registered, and the United States reported over $90 billion in international tourist receipts.

Tourism and Sustainable Development: The Global Importance of Tourism
By: World Travel and Tourism Organization & International Hotel and Restaurant Association, 1999
This paper discusses the Global Importance of Tourism and discusses different areas where tourism is needed such as: creating jobs and wealth, contributing to sustainable development, providing infrastructure, and challenge for the future.

Guggenheim Museum Director recognizes importance of Art & Tourism
By: eTurboNews, 2012
Richard Armstrong is one of the personalities in the art world who needs no introduction. But for anyone who does not yet know him, since 2008, he has been the Director of the prestigious Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, one of the centers of excellence for modern and contemporary art housed in the famous spiral building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1940s. Interviewed in Turin during his recent visit to the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Armstrong expressed his authoritative opinion on the current state of art, and more particularly, on the long-awaited event in Florence Art & Tourism.

Benefits of Tourism
By: Tourism Excellence
Tourism Excellence has many resources on their website. The benefits of tourism are talked about in terms of economic, social, and environmental impacts on society.

Tourism Costs & Benefits
By: Barcelona Field Studies Centre, 2012
This resource lists the costs and benefits of tourism in terms of social, environmental, and economic factors.

The Benefits of Tourism for Cities
By: Cleo Gib, 2010
People from all over the world love to travel. Vacations provide many social and psychological benefits to individuals. They offer relaxation in a world full of stress. While vacations benefit travelers, they also benefit the cities that people travel to. This article talks about the benefits of tourism and the impact is has on cities.