Tourism as a catalyst for changing boundaries and territorial sovereignty at an international border

Dallen Timothy, Jaume Guia, Nicolas Berthet

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Abstract

This research note examines five ways in which tourism is an impetus for changes to international boundaries and sovereign territory, including subsequent tourism, wrapping of a resource, heritagisation of borders, modification of infrastructure, and territorial exchange. The empirical emphasis of this study is on the final type, as illustrated through the case of the Andorran-French border, and how sovereign territory was exchanged between the two countries and the boundary adjusted to accommodate the growth of tourism in Andorra.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-27
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Issues in Tourism
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Andorra
  • France
  • borders
  • change
  • sovereignty
  • territory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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