Tourism

Durbuy, the smallest city in the world, as amusement parc

Paper
Sarah-Maria Geradin
27/03/2020
20 minutes to read

Durbuy, the smallest city in the world, will soon be bigger than Disneyland due to the project developed by Marc Coucke, a Belgian billionaire. Promised to be respectful of the area, will this project truly be sustainable? 

backpacking, new zealand, identity

Backpackers and identity in the digital world

Paper
Linmin Zheng
10/01/2020
20 minutes to read

This paper analyzes backpackers as a micro-population. It demonstrates how I produce part of my identity on and offline as a member of this transnational micro-population in the digital world.

Photography meets the digital age: VSCO girls and tourist hotspots

Article
Pip Minkels
18/09/2020
11 minutes to read

Digital media have changed the way we use photography. Pictures are not just about capturing of moments we want to remember anymore, but they are more oriented towards being shared. This article deals with the changes photography is seeing today.

Globalization, commodification, social media, internet, cheap flights, global and local

Music festivals: Interconnectedness all over the world

Article
Vita van Hellenberg Hubar
13/04/2022
11 minutes to read

Cultural globalization produces global festivals with local music festival characteristics that include an increased focus on environmental issues. Communities on- and offline are thus connected with the help of social media and cheap flights. 

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The controversial dilemma's of slum tourism

Article
Noor W.
29/09/2021
12 minutes to read

Increasingly, the slum tourism trend is raising controversial dilemma's. Can it be seen as a form of exploitation of locals living in undeveloped areas?

Tourism in the digital age

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Apps like AirBnB, Google maps or even Tinder have become an important part of contemporary travelling and tourism. The internet has become an important infrastructure for travelling and digitalization has shaped tourism in the 21st century.  This file addresses the impact of digitalization on tourism and travel.