Commodities and People, Capital, Information and Technology
Chapter 5: Global tourism and relocation
Global tourism involves terminals (airports) and vehicles (airplanes), both of which were discussed in Chapter 4, and the international movements of people, discussed in this chapter. Our exploration of international travel in this chapter begins with discussions of its roots and drives, moving then to elaborations, first of international pleasure tourism, followed by international business tourism and relocation. The chapter further highlights the geography of country entry control, as maintained through tourist visas and their waivers. Business tourism is obviously partially related to the international movements of commodities and services, as well as to the movements of capital. All of these discussions include data at the country level. Finally, this chapter focuses on city destinations of tourists, a discussion that closes the circle with the focus on airports located in cities, which was presented in Chapter 4.
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