1st Edition

Migration, Tourism and Social Sustainability

Edited By Jaeyeon Choe, Peter Lugosi Copyright 2023

    The distinctions between tourism and migration are increasingly blurred. Tourism often drives various forms of mobility, and an international workforce is essential to maintaining functioning tourism economies. This book explores intersections of tourism and migration, considering their relationships with and impacts on social sustainability. The chapters explore in a variety of contexts how the planning, development and governance of tourism affects the sustainability of communities, which consequently influences attitudes towards migrants and tourists. They also consider how migrant-local connections may evolve, creating opportunities for positive, symbiotic co-existence or intergroup tensions and exploitative relationships. The book paves the way for future work examining new forms and interactions between migration and tourism that contribute to social sustainability.

    This book will be of great value to students, academics, and researchers interested in tourism, geography, migration/diaspora studies and sociology. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Tourism Geographies.

    Introduction: Migration, tourism and social sustainability

    Jaeyeon Choe and Peter Lugosi

    1. Who is the city for? Overtourism, lifestyle migration and social sustainability

    Jaime Jover and Ibán Díaz-Parra

    2. Zoning for world heritage sites: Dual dilemmas in development and demographics

    Thomas E. Jones, Huong T. Bui and Katsuhiro Ando

    3. Perceptions of and interactions between locals, migrants, and tourists in South Tyrol

    Anja Marcher, Ingrid Kofler, Elisa Innerhofer and Harald Pechlaner

    4. Local gastronomy, transnational labour: Farm-to-table tourism and migrant agricultural workers in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

    Kristin Lozanski and Kayla Baumgartner

    5. Q method finds anti-refugee sentiments on Yemeni migration to Jeju

    Armigon Akhmedov, William Cannon Hunter and Jeong-Gil Choi

    6. "Traditional Mexican Midwifery" tourism excludes indigenous "others" and threatens sustainability

    Rosalynn A. Vega

    7. Exclave accessibility and cross-border travel: The pene-exclave of Ceuta, Spain

    Ioulia Poulaki, Andreas Papatheodorou, Alexandros Panagiotopoulos and Sotiroula Liasidou

    8. Labour migration and tourism mobilities: Time to bring sustainability into the debate

    Noel B. Salazar


    Jaeyeon Choe is Lecturer at Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK and Visiting Professor at the School of Hospitality and Tourism at Hue University, Vietnam. Her primary research areas include the well-being of marginalised communities, social sustainability of destinations, and wellness/spiritual tourism in Southeast Asia.

    Peter Lugosi is Professor of Culture and Organisation at the Oxford Brookes Business School and the Centre for Business, Society and Global Challenges at Oxford Brookes University. He has researched and published on a wide range of subjects including migrants' adaptation, labour market transition and entrepreneurship.