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Abstract: The paper discusses the issue of commodification by considering the attributes of urban tourism-place making and its relationship to the processes of socio-spatial transformation. The main question is whether tourism development has exacerbated the existing forms of social and spatial equality or provided new capital opportunities for marginalized areas with the consideration to the implication of recent development in tourism for especially the beautified ‘’physical’’ environment. The field research was carried out in depth by key informant interview, field observations and community mapping analysis, which were conducted in this primarily inductive analysis as a means to gather the primary data. the research contributes effectively to analyze the tourism place-making impacts on locality as its respond to the economic growth of the city.
Keywords: Tourism, place-making, economic growth, commodification, locality