Surface travel and tourism gaps: The missing links in global integration
by Alan K. Hogenauer
This paper develops the premise that there are three categories of places based on an individual’s experience: those not yet visited, those visited by any means, and a critical subset of the latter – those visited in a contiguous surface routing. The central conclusion is that global integration – and tourism expansion within it – needs closure of the surface travel gaps, amazingly few in number (i.e the Darien Gap, Abu Simbel-Nairobi, and Siberia-Fairbanks), that preclude easy, inexpensive travel from any “here” to anywhere.
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