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Whether visiting a place within their borders as 'domestic tourists' or heading overseas, Australians love going on holidays.

Internationally, people perceive that Australia is a unique holiday destination, and tourists are visiting our shores in increasing numbers. The net result is that tourism is helping Australians to connect with other people and other places more now than ever before.

But what effects do people's travel choices have on the places they visit?

What implications might this have for the future of these places?

  What is tourism geography?
The content of tourism geography is complex, making a connection between the two concepts of geography and tourism, being rather new compared especially with the term of geography. 

  Environmental impacts of tourism
The quality of the environment, both natural and man-made, is essential to tourism. However, tourism's relationship with the environment is complex. It involves many activities that can have adverse environmental effects. Many of these impacts are linked with the construction of general infrastructure such as roads and airports, and of tourism facilities, including resorts, hotels, restaurants, shops, golf courses and marinas. The negative impacts of tourism development can gradually destroy the environmental resources on which it depends.

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Globalisation is a topic that is often debated controversially. It concerns all of us, but what exactly is globalization and what is its impact on every single one of us? 

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24 hour visualization of European flight traffic.

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It used to be said that if America sneezed, Australia would catch a cold. That might sound weird but it's actually referring to finance, not germs. What it means is Australia's economy relies on America, so if they have problems we can expect to have worse ones. But these days it isn't America that's our main worry - it's China.