International relations and tourism mesh across areas (political, economic, and sociocultural), issues (intercultural understanding, travel security, democracy development, and environmental protection), and stakeholders (tourists, destinations, hosts, employees, businesses, governments, countries in different stages of development, nongovernmental organizations, and multinational companies). Stakeholders can be private, public, or business groups (travelers, organizations, or corporations). Their relationships develop in the context of globalization, borders, and their possible contributions to world peace.

Types of Stakeholders in Tourism and International Relations

According to the World Tourism Organization, worldwide cross-border tourism reached a record number of 1.087 billion travelers in 2013. With a continuing annual growth rate of 3.3%, there will be 1.8 billion international tourists by 2030. This large migration requires a great deal of political, economic, and cultural cooperation. Tourism has ...

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