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Geographies of tourism: space, ethics and encounter

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  • At the heart of tourism is encounter - perhaps its defining, distinguishing feature (Crouch et al., 2001). We travel to encounter other places, landscapes, people, sights, weather. While the tourism industry relies on all manner of material commodities to turen a profit (hotel beds, postcards, luggage, etc.), and has been incorporated into a symbolic economy of marketing representations, its most cherished, commodified, essential elements is cncounter.

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  • 2012

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  • Gibson, C. (2012). Geographies of tourism: space, ethics and encounter. In J. Wilson (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Geographies (pp. 55-60). Florence, United States: Taylor and Francis.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1568&context=smhpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/555

Book Title


  • The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Geographies

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  • 55

End Page


  • 60

Abstract


  • At the heart of tourism is encounter - perhaps its defining, distinguishing feature (Crouch et al., 2001). We travel to encounter other places, landscapes, people, sights, weather. While the tourism industry relies on all manner of material commodities to turen a profit (hotel beds, postcards, luggage, etc.), and has been incorporated into a symbolic economy of marketing representations, its most cherished, commodified, essential elements is cncounter.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Gibson, C. (2012). Geographies of tourism: space, ethics and encounter. In J. Wilson (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Geographies (pp. 55-60). Florence, United States: Taylor and Francis.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1568&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/555

Book Title


  • The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Geographies

Start Page


  • 55

End Page


  • 60