Tourism at the borders of conflict and (de)militarized zones

Timothy, Dallen J., Prideaux, Bruce, and Kim, Samuel SeongSeop (2004) Tourism at the borders of conflict and (de)militarized zones. In: Singh, Tej Vir, (ed.) New Horizons In Tourism: strange experiences and stranger practices. CABI Publishing, Oxfordshire, UK, pp. 83-94.

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[Extract] At the beginning of the 21st century, tourists enjoy the privilege of being able to travel to almost any place on the globe, largely free of heavy government restriction, with only a handful of exceptions. As Timothy (1995b, 2001) observed, there are few borders travellers cannot cross. As a consequence the early 21st century can be described as a golden age of travel, where borders are not fixed barriers and where those who have the means can travel to almost any corner of the world. There are, of course, exceptions. Citizens of several countries have limited travel rights as a consequence of home government restrictions; other citizens lack the accumulated wealth necessary to finance travel; and there are still some borders that divide belligerent nations.

Item ID: 10298
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-85199-863-3
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Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2010 04:23
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150601 Impacts of Tourism @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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