We are starting to address the question of hospitality and its connection with travel. What does it mean to be hospitable in a globalised world? From the broadest perspective this means social relations, new forms of sociality and how changes in international relations can modify our definition of hospitality in general. As such we are investigating how new types of journey can produce different types of hospitality: from commuters to business travellers, from tourists to backpackers, from migrants to members of Diasporas, all those types of displacement are producing new forms of hospitalities. They force us to question conceptions of the ‘stranger’, how host-guest relationships are constituted and relational exchanges, including the transformations of space in which these exchanges occur.
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