Racism in Tourism

It’s not just white people who go on holiday.
‘Non-white faces in travel brochures are rare except as smiling foreign waiters and exotic entertainers,’ said Michael Lomotey, who is black British.
‘Perhaps it’s assumed that black people all travel to visit friends and relatives and have no interest in travelling for leisure like everyone else – a crazy business assumption.
Or is it unspoken racism within tourism industry?’

(Pattullo, et al, 2009, p. 40)

For me, the question applies to not only black but every other race.

Pattullo, P., Minelli, O., Hourmant, P., Smith, P., Viesnik, L., and Dall, A. (2009) The Ethical Travel Guide: Your Passport to Alternative Holidays. 2nd ed. London: Earthscan.





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