self-contained commercial establishment which attempts to provide for most of a vacationer's wants

A resort is a commercial place that tries to give a vacationer's wants, such as food, drink, a place to stay, sports, entertainment, and shopping, in its place.[1] The word resort may be used for a hotel place. Some resorts are also condominium places. A resort is not always a commercial place owned by a single company, but in the late 20th century, that became more common.[2]

An example of a resort would be a hotel with a swimming pool, as seen here in San Diego, California

In British English, "resort" means a town which people visit for holidays.

References change

  1. Garrett Nagle (1999). Tourism, Leisure and Recreation. Nelson Thornes. ISBN 0-17-444705-1.
  2. "American Plan resorts among last of vanishing breed". Associated Press. June 28, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-06-29. Retrieved 2007-06-29.