Handbook of Globalisation and Tourism
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Handbook of Globalisation and Tourism

Edited by Dallen J. Timothy

Globalization entails the world becoming a smaller place through political, socio-cultural and economic processes. These processes have salient implications for tourism, and tourism itself is one of the driving forces behind globalization. This book is a collection of conceptual treatises by international scholars about the dynamics and reach of globalization and its relationships with tourism. It anatomizes and deconstructs the global forces, processes and challenges that face the world of tourism. It is international in scope, encyclopedic in its conceptual depth, empirically evocative, and contemporary in its coverage.
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Chapter 5: The globalising force of human mobilities

C. Michael Hall, Alberto Amore and Pavlos Arvanitis

Abstract

This chapter examines the main forces that shape and determine human mobilities over time and space. Human mobility is different when people are on holiday than when they remain at home, but not all human mobility refers to tourism-related travel. There are many different mobility modalities that are brought about by transportation and communication technology, including financial deregulation, technology change, media evolution (e.g. social media) and the cost and time of moving people, services and commodities through time and space.

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