Geography of global tourism

What are some ways that tourism or tourism-supporting industries are geopolitical besides what the authors describe? How can tourism affect and even shape international politics? Have you ever experienced tourism-as-geopolitics firsthand? If so, tell us about it.

3 readings attached below, 4th one is here: https://www.wanderingearl.com/the-taliban-vs-andre-the-giant/

Instructions:

Be at least 400 words
Utilize all the readings in a thorough way (Im assessing whether you did the readings
Make connections between this weeks readings and previous readings
Engage with the discussion prompt, even if you eventually move away from it
Make a point, not just a summary
Have some personality (write in an active voice, not like a textbook. Use humor, show frustration, etc.)
Be checked for grammar and spelling and be coherent

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