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Introduction: ‘new’ tourism and leisure mobilities – what’s new?

ByJILLIAN RICKLY, KEVIN HANNAM, MARY MOSTAFANEZHAD

Concerns have been raised by scholars regarding the framing of this approach as ‘new’. While Cresswell (2010a: 553; 2010b, 2012, 2014) advocates support for the mobilities turn, he is also hesitant to embrace its claims of ‘newness’:

The focus on the new is definitely a potential pitfall for a self-identified ‘new mobilities paradigm’ and there is a danger of an incessant focus on

twenty-first-century high-tech hypermobility characterized by the car, the plane and mobile communications devices. There is also the danger of disconnecting new mobilities work from all the work on forms of mobility that geography has actually always been good at.