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 10: Biological invasion, biosecurity, tourism, and globalisation

C. Michael Hall


Tourism plays an important role in biotic exchange. It has the potential to become one of the most salient vectors of bio-contaminants on Earth. Through the destinations visited, the activities undertaken, the types of transportation used and other variables, tourism can be a significant pathway for biological invasions. In particular, this chapter looks at the role of aviation, rural and ecotourism, remoteness of the destination in relation to urban areas and other established destinations, increased contact between animals and humans, environmental change (e.g. building roads), and human contact with disease vectors (e.g. flies and mosquitos). Common biohazard vectors and pathways include luggage, food, shoes and clothing, modes of transportation and the like. The chapter also discusses ways of managing biological invasions and other biosecurity concerns.

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