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Migration = Movement of people to a new area or country in order to find work or better living conditions; Seasonal movement of animals from one region to another.


December 18 International Migrants Day

Five things economists know about immigration

Buzzword Bingo

arrival city - A slum, shantytown, neighborhood, or other urban area that serves as an initial destination for a large population of rural migrants or foreign immigrants.

anchor baby


Exile is a rampart into the past.
- wide open road

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King Jr.


migration - Google News

    Tourism and Migration


    The 2007 Tourism and Migration E-Conference highlighted innovative work around the world.


    How effective is tourism in creating jobs and providing an alternative to migration?
    What role do long-term foreign residents play in educating visitors?
    Are investments in tourism training and infrastructure a viable outlet for migrant remittances?
    To what degree does tourism development displace local people?
    What is the difference between slow travel and migration?
    How do we simplify legal migration?

    Recommended Listening

    E-Migration: Migrants in the digital age - With the old assumptions about immigration dissolving fast Robert Winder, Sarfraz Manzoor and Dr Titi Banjoko debate how modern mobility is changing our attitudes to integration, identity and belonging.

    Auburn - Encounter takes a trip to the western Sydney suburb of Auburn which has been declared a Refugee Welcome Zone. We find out how local community groups and people of faith are helping new arrivals to settle and get on with their neighbours.

    Mutton, mutton, mutton - welcome to Australia -
    In the years between 1947 and 1971 more than 300,000 people from Europe passed in and then out of the Bonegilla migrant centre in northern Victoria. These post-war arrivals were accepted on the condition they work for the government for two years, and they had to adapt quickly—not only to a new climate, and a different language, but a completely foreign cuisine—plentiful certainly, but bland and focussed on mutton.

    Recommended Viewing

    Immigration Nation - SBS


    American Expatriates


    Abroad Guide

    Oaxaca Migration

    Mexico Entry Requirements: 10+ Reasons to get a Passport

    Crossing the Atlantic: Ecotourism in South Africa and Mexico - Gerhard Buttner

    Elsewhere on the Web

    Disenchanted Britons head for the exit - The Guardian

    Americans abroad are part of the migration around small world - Delaware Online

    Resolution for National Passport Month - Lonely Planet

    Immigration Wildfires - Michael Ventura/Austin Chronicle

    Sustainable Mountain Communities Impacted by Tourism and Amenity Migration - Mountain Forum

    Travel can mend a fractured world - Rick Steves/USA Today

    Americans, Finns and Danes Have Most Freedom to Travel Visa-Free - WorldHum

    War and Peace ... and the Ecotourist - Ron Mader/Green-travel

    Migration - Power of Culture

    Tales from Abroad - The Herald Online

    Mexicans cross the border at a theme park - CSM

    2010 'could spark a huge spike' in migration - IOL

    Tourism and Migration - Association of Social Anthropologists

    Pros and Cons of International Migration - IPS

    Cumbre de Comunidades Migrantes Latino Americanas (Mexico)

    Migration and corn - Huffington Post

    Tourism and Migration - Association of Social Anthropologists

    Can Migration Change the World? - WorldChanging

    Understanding and Managing Amenity-led Migration in Mountain Regions

    Guardian Abroad

    Electronic Visa Application Forms (USA)

    Brits emigrating to Australia - BBC (audio)


    Museo de la Inmigración (Argentina)


    Tourism and Migration

    Immigrant Population

    Global Population Density

    2006 Migration Report

    Canada in 2020

    Airports and Tourists

    Work Permit


    Global Commission on International Migration
    Migration Policy Institute
    IGU Tourism and Migration Research
    The Genographic Project

    Migration and the USA