Dossier: «Keys to understanding today's tourism»
coordinated by Francesc González and Soledad Morales
ISSUE 7 (MAY 2017)

The consumption of tourism in postmodernity and liquid modernity


Tourism as a social practice has undergone radical change, moving away from a vertical Fordist production system towards a much more disperse nexus comprising the production and consumption of experiences. A combination of the desire of tourists to live like locals and the desire of locals to become producers of tourist experiences has driven a new trend for 'living like a local'. This demand is met by a variety of products and experiences offered from the top down. The meanings associated with the practice of tourism have also changed as more people have become tourists and many of us have become involved in the tourism industry.

tourism;  postmodernity;  fordism;  collaborative economy;  decent work and economic growth;  industry, innovation and infrastructure; 



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