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Tourism Geographies Journal - An International Journal of Tourism Place, Space and Environment
Tourism Geographies Journal - An International Journal of Tourism Place, Space and Environment

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Japan is struggling to deal with the foreign tourism boom - With the population shrinking and the government leery of allowing more immigrants into the country, foreign tourism has become an effective economic stimulus. In fact, its success has exceeded anyone’s wildest dreams. More than 28 million tourists from abroad visited Japan last year, and it seems for sure that the stated goal of reaching 40 million tourists a year by 2020 will be achieved if not surpassed, with or without legalize...
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Animal welfare: What travel agents aren’t telling you - Travel agents are still promoting tourist attractions that are cruel to animals, according to research by Which? Travel. Many of the big names, including Tui, Trailfinders and Expedia, claim to be hot on the issue of animal welfare, but continue to sell tickets to unethical wildlife facilities. We found establishments offering elephant rides, alligator wrestling and shows which force tigers to jump through hoops of fire – practices whi...
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Tourism is four times worse for the climate than we thought - To help stop global warming, cancel that round-the-world holiday. Tourism has expanded so rapidly that it now accounts for 8 per cent of the greenhouse gases we belch into the air. That is up to four times previous estimates. Tags: gt critical climatechange 3 gu gc
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Tourism's carbon impact three times larger than estimated - A new study says global tourism accounts for 8% of carbon emissions, around three times greater than previous estimates. The new assessment is bigger because it includes emissions from travel, plus the full life-cycle of carbon in tourists' food, hotels and shopping. Driving the increase are visitors from affluent countries who travel to other wealthy destinations. The US tops the rankings followed by China, Germany and India. Tags...
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Misaligned rails keep SEAsia delinked from China - “I think you have to look at it this way, do you really want to live with China or not?” said Ruth. Indeed, those disconnected lines and mismatched gauges raise questions about Asean’s true commitment to boosting connectivity with China, particularly when nearly all national railway expansion projects now underway are sticking with one-meter tracks opposed to China’s standard gauge. “Cambodia has around 600 kilometers of rail network which ...
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Peru's brutal murders renew focus on tourist boom for hallucinogenic brew - "Arévalo, a traditional healer, was shot twice under a midday sun on 19 April. Witnesses say she collapsed to the ground, gasping: “They’ve killed me! They’ve killed me!” as her daughter Virginia ran to cradle her dying mother’s head. Within minutes, anguish spilled into uncontrollable rage: Arévalo’s neighbours seized and lynched the alleged perpetrator, a Canadian man named Sebastian Woodroffe, 41, who had travell...
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The New Rules of Leave No Trace - while the original LNT principles provide a key foundation, clearly it’s time for a few additions. #1. Don’t Do It for the ’Gram Horseshoe Bend, a photographically divine location above the Colorado River in Arizona, was once a secluded secret. Today, travelers flock to the view in alarming numbers. “It used to be a quiet trail that only the locals knew about,” said Pam Rice, assistant superintendent of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, in a recent arti...
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China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References - The strongly worded letter demands that all public-facing content, across the world, must follow “Chinese law.” It gives the airlines a set timeline to comply with the demands, threatening that if not obeyed, the matter will be referred to “the relevant cyber-security authorities” for punishment, a source with access to the letter told Foreign Policy. The websites of both United and American list airports in Taiwan only as “Taiwan,” wit...
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Despite Violence, Tourism Is Strong in Mexican Resort Areas - Gun deaths have also occurred in Playa del Carmen, the biggest town on the Riviera Maya, about 40 miles south of Cancún. Travelers have not been targeted in these crimes, but a bomb that detonated in February on a ferry linking Playa del Carmen with the island of Cozumel, a popular cruise port, injured more than two dozen passengers, including tourists. It prompted the Department of State to issue a travel ban on the ferry route ...
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Bali struggles to keep the lights lit - Citing cultural and religious constraints, Bali Governor I Made Pastika has still not signed off on the construction of the world’s tallest pylons to carry a high-voltage transmission line across the 2.6 kilometer strait separating Java and the power-starved tourist island. Hindu traditions and modernity often collide, most notably in efforts by the state-run utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to boost the 1,300 megawatt (MW) power supply on Bali...
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