Is there a right to tourism?

Breakey, Noreen and Breakey, Hugh (2013) Is there a right to tourism?. Tourism Analysis, 18 6: 739-748. doi:10.3727/108354213X13824558470943

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Author Breakey, Noreen
Breakey, Hugh
Title Is there a right to tourism?
Journal name Tourism Analysis   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1083-5423
Publication date 2013-12-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3727/108354213X13824558470943
Open Access Status
Volume 18
Issue 6
Start page 739
End page 748
Total pages 10
Place of publication Putnam Valley, NY, United States
Publisher Cognizant Communication Corporation
Language eng
Abstract With international tourist numbers surpassing 1 billion in 2012, the increasing consideration of the ethical issues in the Tourism Studies literature, and the investigation of “rights” in the broader context, it is surprising that the right to tourism has remained a relatively unexamined philosophical question. Indeed, even broader rights, such as the right to leisure, the right to freedom of movement, and the right to the pursuit of happiness, have little philosophical treatment—compared to the well-trammeled ground of rights of property, free speech, and suffrage, for example. While it is not possible (in a short review article) to mount a comprehensive case, in this review article Noreen and Hugh Breakey position their argument in the context of the international law of human rights, and offer a prima facie justification of the right to tourism on a number of ethical grounds, and present what they argue to be the philosophical right to pursue tourism.
Keyword Tourism ethics
human rights
Right to tourism
Right to leisure
Right to freedom of movement
Pursuit of happiness
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Fri, 31 Jan 2014, 04:55:50 EST by Dr Noreen Breakey on behalf of UQ Business School