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  • Going on holiday isn’t just about sitting on a beach anymore
  • Going on holiday isn’t just about sitting on a beach anymore
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How functional tourists are exploring work and play

In place of a work-to-live mentality, work has become a lifestyle choice for Gen Y, extending into their travel plans. Others go abroad to spend, with visitors to NYC spending 25% of their travel money on shopping. The second in our two-part series looks at travelling to work and shop.

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In the second part of our double-bill report on functional tourism in the age of the globalised consumer, we look at those who travel to shop, as well as those who get a kick out of volunteering abroad and how the rise of the remote worker has affected how we spend our holidays.

Over the past six decades tourism has grown and diversified, becoming one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in the world. New destinations have emerged, challenging the traditional ones of Europe and North America. The number of international tourist arrivals worldwide is expected to increase by ...

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