INTERNATIONAL TOURISM AND RESIDENTIAL MOBILITIES: GLOBAL AND LOCAL PERSPECTIVES
Chair: Josefina Domínguez-Mujica
Co-chair: Dieter Müller
International mobilities as processes related to travel and tourism is the main topic of this proposal. These mobilities need to be re-assessed in light of the global economic crisis and the current post-crisis period, because they have boosted important changes in international residential tourism mobility, given the new forms that are emerging in both, developing and developed countries, and the new drivers, trends and consequences affecting them from global and local perspectives. Moreover, the geopolitics of real estate have altered with the rise of a new investor class from emerging economies. In this context, it is necessary to offer fresh empirical evidence of the new tendencies in leisure mobility, as hyper-mobilities or investment mobilities, and of the consequent shifts in production systems, both from the point of view of post-modern consumption principles and new real estate supply. As such, there is a need in the scientific literature for comparative analyses from a global perspective that can enhance our understanding of both consolidated processes such as residential renting and property acquisition of second homes by lifestyle migrants, especially in coastal or rural areas and of emerging phenomena. New tendencies include international investments and real estate citizenship, the construction of international vs local housing markets in urban spaces, tourism gentrification, the emergence of intermediary economies and new forms of transnational living and belonging. All the contributions on these topics will be welcome.