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Examines the political discourse at the back of tourism, proposing a few questions in regards to the tensions linked to the interconnections. This name specializes in deterritorialisation and the improvement of clean regionalisms, paying particular consciousness to collaborative efforts in tourism improvement.

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This system can be used to elaborate key functions. The end components - the origins and destinations - are rarely explicated at any length and are relatively straightforward. The linkage component, on the other hand, is a critical one in any regional analysis and the associated nodal functions require more elaboration. Origins Origins are the markets or source areas of visitors to and within the region. The latter is an important qualification as visitors generated within the region may be a significant component of total demand but one which is often overlooked as attention is commonly focused solely on incoming tourists.

In the globalised economy, intermestic issues such as human rights, which are highlighted by the media, raise ethical concerns with respect to tourism that challenge not only govern- 22 C. Michael Hall ments but also interested tourists as to the political consequences of their actions, and it is to these concerns that we will now turn. Tourism and human rights Because tourism represents the mobility of people across borders, governments may seek to encourage tourism not only because of the potential economic benefits it may bring but also because of the contribution it may make in creating a favourable impression of a regime in the international media.

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