The Return Visit-Return Migration Connection

  • David Timothy Duval
Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 65)


The purpose of this chapter is to explore a tentative conceptual connection between return visits, as a form of visiting friends and relatives (VFR) tourism, and return migration. To illustrate this connection, data from a recent study of return visits among members of the Commonwealth Eastern Caribbean community living in Toronto, Canada is presented (Duval, 2001).


Return Migration Caribbean Region Return Visit Natal Home Great Toronto Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Timothy Duval
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  1. 1.Department of Tourism, School of BusinessUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

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