Tourism and Crisis

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Gustav Visser, Sanette Ferreira
Routledge, Feb 15, 2013 - Business & Economics - 216 pages
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The new millennium has been characterised by several crises ranging from dramatic acts of terror to natural disasters, as well as the most significant economic recession since the late 1920s. However, despite such challenges the global tourism system has in the main retained its past vitality although in some cases in a different form. The book investigates different kinds of "crisis" and unpacks understandings of crisis in relation to various components in the contemporary tourism system.

The aim of this book therefore is to critically analyse the relationship between tourism and crises. The volume focuses on the roles and potential of tourism for development and relations between tourism, environment and broad global process of change at different levels of analysis, highlighting different types of "crisis". In particular it questions the general conviction that tourism-led development is a sustainable and necessarily solid platform from which to develop local, national and regional economies from a range of perspectives.

Written by leading academics in the field this book offers valuable insight into tourism’s relationship with socio – cultural, environment, economic and political crisis as well as the challenges facing future tourism development.

 

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Contents

a neverending story?
1
connecting economic resource and environmental securities
12
3 Much ado about nothing? Tourism and the financial crisis
35
media framing and representational crises
53
the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup
76
a Tourism Confidence Index analysis
94
7 Hibernating economic decline? Tourism and labour market change in Europes northern periphery
113
8 The crisis of induced uneven development through South African tourism marketing strategies
129
perspectives from accommodation providers in the Southwest of England
140
evidence from the agriculturetourism nexus in southern Africa
159
cure for all or the next crisis for the OvaHimba?
180
Index
196
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