Tourism From the Perspective of Geography


This article aims to give an overview of tourism based on a literature review of this social phenomenon and the related special interests held by geographers. The main traditional ways that geographers contribute to the study of tourism cover each aspect of tourism and have several geographical implications, including concerning environmental issues, regional development, spatial studies, and historical processes. To understand tourism, we first need to understand what we mean by tourism, which is an important aspect of the topic of greater human mobility. But for a critical, statistical and qualitative understanding, clearer boundaries are needed.

Keywords: tourism, travel motivation, tourist typology, geotourism

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