1st Edition

Tourism Enclaves Geographies of Exclusive Spaces in Tourism

Edited By Jarkko Saarinen, Sandra Wall-Reinius Copyright 2021
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    Exclusively planned tourism destinations have increased substantially over the last decades. As a result, gated leisure communities, all-inclusive resorts, private cruise liner-owned island and other tourism enclaves are rather common features in tourism, especially in the peripheries and low- and middle-income countries. Tourism enclaves can have varied characteristics and scales of operations but typically they involve standardized ‘non-local’ themes or appeal in their design, activities and economies. Typically, such tourism spaces contain all or a vast majority of facilities and services needed for tourists who have limited possibilities or desires to leave the enclave. At the same time, the locals’ access to these spaces is often limited or otherwise regulated. Thus, enclave tourism spaces are controlled and separated from surrounding communities.

    Tourism Enclaves: Geographies of Exclusive Spaces in Tourism focuses on tourism enclaves in different theoretical and geographical contexts. The chapters of the book aim to contribute to our understanding of how these exclusive spaces are created and transformed and how they shape places and place identities.

    The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Tourism Geographies.

    1. Enclaves in tourism: producing and governing exclusive spaces for tourism

    Jarkko Saarinen and Sandra Wall-Reinius

    2. ‘Islands within Islands?’ The Maldivian resort, between segregation and integration

    Elena dell’Agnese

    3. Does geography matter in all-inclusive resort tourism? Marketing approaches of Scandinavian tour operators

    Sandra Wall-Reinius, Dimitri Ioannides and Kristina Zampoukos

    4. Selling bubbles at sea: pleasurable enclosure or unwanted confinement?

    Adam Weaver

    5. Cruisers in the City of Helsinki: staging the mobility of cruise passengers

    Kaisa Paananen and Paola Minoia

    6. Airbnb as an instigator of ‘tourism bubble’ expansion in Utrecht's Lombok neighbourhood

    Dimitri Ioannides, Michael Röslmaier and Egbert van der Zee

    7. A place in the sun: the British housing market’s (de)construction of Andalusia

    Miguel García Martín, Arsenio Villar Lama and Estrella Cruz Mazo

    8. Topologies of tourism enclaves

    Richard Ek and Mekonnen Tesfahuney

    Conclusion: Geographies of exclusive spaces in tourism: Future issues

    Jarkko Saarinen and Sandra Wall-Reinius


    Jarkko Saarinen is Professor of Geography at the University of Oulu, Finland, and Distinguished Visiting Professor (Sustainability Management) at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interests include tourism and development, sustainability in tourism, tourism and climate change adaptation, tourism-community relations and nature conservation studies.

    Sandra Wall-Reinius is Associate Professor of Human Geography at the Mid-Sweden University, Sweden, where she is also researcher at the European Tourism Research Institute. Her research interests relate to landscape research, nature conservation, sustainability in nature-based tourism, and the tourism-local communities interface.