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The New Globalisation

Globalisation is supposed to be in retreat. How, then, do you reconcile the following? Since 2005, the number of travellers crossing international borders each year has risen by around half, to 1.2 billion. The number of people using the internet has soared from 900,000 to more than 3 billion. By 2020, their ranks are projected to exceed 4 billion, while the number of connected digital devices is forecast to more than triple, to nearly 21 billion. Global data flows, which have exploded by tenfold over the past decade, to 20,000 gigabits per second, are also projected to triple by 2020.

Read Here – Boston Consulting Group

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  1. Gabi on said:

    Well, I have no number but eyes to see the consequencies of an increasing globalization in matter of travelling: tourist services, shops, cultural offer are getting to a scary uniformity. At least in Europe the same franchising are invading the historic centers of the city, even the design of bars is loosing “local touch”. Due to service as airbnb.com the rent prices for the locals are getting more and more expensive, the impact on the social texture sometimes (as in Barcelona) are just dramatic. Globalization is far from retreat… Thanks to bring the topic to attention, we travellers should write and speak more about it. Cheers.

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