Many places around the world are being produced and made fit for tourist consumption. Tourism Mobilities analyses tourist performances such as walking, shopping, sunbathing, photographing, eating, clubbing and why and how some places turn in global centres but not others. It presents a wide array of innovative international case studies to illuminate this phenomenon, from Eco-tourism on the beach to shopping in Hong Kong, from the making of 'Cool Reykjavik' to tourism in high-rise suburbs in Paris from the Inca heritage to medical tourism. The book deploys a range of theories related to the 'mobility turn' in the social sciences in order to analyse the contingent and networked nature of how places are stabilised as fit for playful performances.This book is edited by two world authorities in tourism studies. The wide array of examples will appeal to academics, students and the general public fascinated by the complex character of global change.

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