This book uniquely focuses on human rights issues associated with tourism development and tourism businesses. Tourism is a manifestation of globalization and it intersects with human rights on so many levels. These implications are increasingly relevant in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent global economic hardship.

Split into two main sections, the first establishes a background to human rights issues with reference to tourism, and the second provides a multi-disciplinary analysis of a range of selected human rights issues in tourism; these include displacement, security, privacy, discrimination, freedom of movement, the rights of Indigenous people, sex tourism and labour conditions. All chapters include case studies to showcase specific issues such as legal rulings or tourism policies/regulations. This book is written by a highly regarded team of authors specializing in tourism studies and human rights law.

This significant volume on the interaction between tourism development and the safeguarding of human rights will be of interest to a variety of disciplines, in the fields of tourism, political science and tourism/human rights.

part Section 1|105 pages

Background of human rights in tourism

part Section 2|242 pages

Human rights issues in tourism

chapter 5|28 pages

Human security, human rights, and tourism

chapter 6|22 pages

Right to privacy and tourism

chapter 7|26 pages

Displacement in tourism

chapter 9|28 pages

Rights to freedom of movement and tourism

chapter 11|31 pages

Human rights, the environment, and tourism

chapter 12|30 pages

Indigenous people’s rights and tourism

chapter 13|23 pages

Sex tourism

part Section 3|16 pages


chapter 14|14 pages

Human rights in tourism

Concluding remarks