chapter  3
International tourism
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In 1971 150 million people will cross international frontiers as temporary migrants; will spend nearly $20,000,000,000 accounting for about 8 per cent of total world trade; they will be welcomed in almost allcountries,socialistorcapitalist,oftheworldasinadvertentfinanciers of development plans; they will eradicate trade deficits and surpluses; they will assimilate and destroy local cultures; they will cause roads to be constructed and they will re-orient the settlement patterns of whole countries; they will personalise affluence in regions of poverty. The pioneer fringe of international tourism ostentatiously flutters almost throughout the world. And as world prosperity increases, so world tourism will increase even more rapidly.