Institute of Geography and Sustainability of the University of Lausanne
Globalisation of tourism. The extension of the touristic ecumene between 1800 and 2000.
Since the beginning of the 19th century, tourism’s spatial patterns have dramatically changed: from a system comprising a small number of places to a global system of tourist places. A geo-historical process of an expanding system of tourist places has been going on, where ever-new places enter the system while others exit the tourism system. It raises the question of globalisation as a double process of a “touristification” of the world through the application of the tourist gaze to virtually every object and place, and of the emergence of a global pattern of tourist places. Through the construction of a data base relying on tourist guides from 1800 to 2000, we provide a cartography of the globalisation of tourism.
Cultures and natures of tourism
|Funding||Swiss National Science Foundation UNIL-IGD|
|Duration||January 2011 - December 2015|