The importance of political boundaries in the development, function and flow of tourism cannot be overemphasized. In light of today's political transformations and processes of globalization, this book provides a systematic examination of the relationships between boundaries and tourism, and offers a basis upon which tourism can be better managed and researched in a geo-political context.
Table of contents : 1. Borders and tourism: Understanding borders; Tourism; Tourism and Borders 2. Borders and barriers: Real barriers; Perceived barriers; Summary 3. Borderlands tourism: Borderlines; Borderlands; Summary 4. Landscapes of borders and tourism: Contrasting development on two sides of a border; Borders and the spatial development of tourism; Tourism's effect on the border landscape 5. Global transformations: Improved international relations; International economic alliances; Declining international relations; Landscape changes through political change; Summary 6. Tourism planning in the borderlands: The need for planning in border regions; Cooperation, collaboration, and cross-border planning; Participatory tourism planning; Summary 7. Conclusion: the future