By John Urry
This moment variation deepens our figuring out of the way the vacationer gaze orders and regulates the connection with the vacationer atmosphere, demarcating the "other" and opting for the "out-of-the-ordinary." It elucidates the connection among tourism and embodiment and elaborates at the connections among mobility as a mark of recent and postmodern event and the appeal of tourism as a life-style selection. the result's a publication that builds at the confirmed strengths of the 1st version and revitalizes the argument to deal with the wishes of researchers and scholars within the new century.
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The problematic effects of such tourist developments in at least some of the countries are well known. They result from the huge number of tourists and their seasonal demand for services, the deleterious social effects particularly resulting from the gendered work available, the geographical concentration of visitors, the lack of concerted policy response, the cultural differences between hosts and guests, and the demand by 53 The Tourist Gaze The Changing Economics of the Tourist Industry many visitors to be enclosed in expensive 'environmental bubbles'.
These relatively low-level workers are normally female and implicit in the work relations are notions of the 'sexual' servicing of customers or 'indeed of management (see Adkins, 1995). Overlying the interaction, the 'service', are often particular assumptions and notions of gender-specific forms of appropriate behaviour. For many consumers what is actually consumed as a service is the particular moment of delivery by the relatively low-level sei-Vi~e deliverers: the smile on the flight attendant's face, the pleasantness of the manner of the waitress, the sympathy in the eyes of the nurse, and so on.
In 195080 per cent of all long-distance trips were made by automobile and by 1963 43 per cent of American families took long vacation trips each year, averaging 600 miles. There was a rapid improvement of the quality of the road system, to cope with faster travel and higher traffic volume. Unfortunately there was little to see from the new roads except the monotony of the road itself. John Steinbeck I l 54 ( wrote that 'it will be possible to drive from New York to California without seeing a single thing' (quoted in JakIe, 1985: 190).