Hospitality is an important partner to travel

“To my mind, there is no greater gap in the anthropological study of tourism than the one that exists in our reluctance to study hospitality as an important and dynamic partner to travel. We have allowed ourselves to imagine that the commercialization of much of the tourism industry has replaced culturally based conventions of hospitality, and that’s simply not true. A better appreciation of the vital role played by hospitality would not only help mature our theories of tourism, but would, I believe, make us all better travelers.”
–Erve Chambers, “Can the Anthropology of Tourism Make us Better Travelers?”, NAPA Bulletin 23 (2005)

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