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New tourist frontiers or new barriers for global tourism?

Philippe Callot (Permanent Professor Head of the Marketing/Sales Department ESCEM School of Business and Management 1 rue Léo Delibes, BP 035 37205 TOURS CEDEX 3 — France)

Tourism Review

ISSN: 1660-5373

Article publication date: 1 February 2006



Tourism is a sector of activity, which has been witnessing the highest growth for several years despite recent events which have given rise to uncertainty. It is in this context that some may judge right at the outset highly optimistic that this paper proposes to highlight certain issues in support of the following questions. What kind of sustainable growth to anticipate for tourism? Which impacts are the present economic modifications bound to have (rise in petrol prices, impoverishment and inter‐regional differences in revenue, etc.)? What about the impact of calamities and major events on tourism‐related activities? Aren't these contingent variations as many barriers to the new frontiers of tourism? In light of this paper it is possible to define the barriers which will then form the new frontiers of tourism. A few simple recommendations can guide managerial implications.


Callot, P. (2006), "New tourist frontiers or new barriers for global tourism?", Tourism Review, Vol. 61 No. 2, pp. 17-23.



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