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external image rock-climbing.jpgTourists are people who have gone somewhere on holiday. They do not live there. Tourism is also good for the people who do live there, because the tourists spend money in their shops, restaurants and hotels!

Tourists often visit places that are different from their home. Some people go on holiday to relax; others go for an adventure! Lots of people like visiting mountains because of the snow. You can ski, snow-board, walk, climb or just take in the views.

To stay safe, you should always go with friends who know what they are doing. It is dangerous to be in the mountains on your own because if you hurt yourself, nobody would know. You should also take clothes that will keep you warm and dry, even if it looks like it's going to be a sunny day, because the weather can change quickly in the mountains.