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Title: Chapter 11 : Tourism
Other Titles: Sociology of the Maltese Islands
Authors: Cassar, George
Keywords: Tourism -- Malta
Social change -- Malta
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Miller Publishing
Citation: Cassar, G. (2016). Chapter 11: Tourism. In M. Briguglio, & M. Brown (Eds.), Sociology of the Maltese Islands (pp. 241-256). Ħal Luqa: Miller Publishing.
Abstract: lt is widely accepted that tourism as a human activity has developed into one of the mainstays of the economy on a global scale. Tourism has thus become an integral part of the broader concept of mobilities that includes the widespread movement of people, capital, information and material goods both on an international as well as on a local scale. People today tend to travel more in search of relaxation, work, health, education, religion, sport, business, meetings, and a spectrum of other activities. The motivation for human mobility makes tourism happen - had not people the ability or desire to go to other places there would be no tourism. Richard Sharpley (2015) summarises this activity thus: tourism is an activity which involves individuals who travel within their own countries or internationally, and who interact with other people and places. lt involves people who are influenced and motivated by norms and transformations in their own society and who carry with them their own 'cultural baggage' of experiences, expectations, perceptions and standards (p. 17).
ISBN: 9789995752590
Appears in Collections:Sociology of the Maltese Islands

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