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Tourism is a global and world-making phenomenon. Its continuous growth has already led to over 1.3 billion international tourists that globally generate one in ten jobs and 10% of GDP. As a global economic force, tourism affects the quality of life and well-being of individuals, has important environmental consequences and plays an important role in community, regional and urban development. 

At the Cultural Geography group we explore often taken for granted premises of tourism growth as well as issues and problems associated with it. Research under this theme has a longstanding tradition in which we attempt to (re-)map how tourism transforms places and tourism practices are evolving across the world.