For many years trade, administration and social convulsions have been reasons for the exposure to environments exterior to one's origin. Recently, it is probably leisure and entertainment, in the scope of the tourism industry, the most common opportunity for direct human interaction in situations that involve displacement.
In Macau, by purpose, as well as by condition, human and physical geographies have experienced for generations a permanent and multidirectional exposure to displacement phenomena. This condition can only grow, shape and embody a local mood, which may also be a local aptitude, to merge what is temporary, what is passing by and what is in a large extent, alien, into the present reality.
In this acknowledgement no doubt that there exists resourceful achieved capacities, as well as inspiring memorabilia, which may converge to the evolving components that tourism industry favours, particularly in the evolving new formats of displacement experience.
However, in Tourism, the experience of displacement takes place in pre-arranged geographies, targeting pre-configured activities and necessarily comprehending the assurance of the return. Tourism has always been by definition, a temporary state of being, only recently tending to the format of a highly elaborated and diversified service acquisition.
In tourism activities participants may embody rather different levels of commitment and, in order to serve and gather participantsí involvement, it involves high levels of elaboration which rely on product configurations extensively supported by , simulation and knowledgeable and technological instruments. They may result in skin-deep evidences and they may be experienced in forms that can be perceived as truer than truth has ever been, depending only on the demand or the expectation one is prepared to put in it.
The difference in commitment reports to the the different in condition as well the difference in authenticity reports to the difference in risk.