The rise of political instability and terrorism necessitates a reassessment of various tourism policy issues. This book focuses upon evaluating the impact of terrorist political conflicts and other types of instability on the tourism sector and considers the practical implications for countries being adversely affected by these episodes. Over the last decades, tourism has been adversely affected by a wide range of problems such as economic crises, social conflicts, political instability, terrorism and wars. Each of these, and their consequences on tourism, confirms the need to understand more about potential mitigating policy interventions in different contexts. This book includes six chapters exploring a wide range of themes related to instability and tourism using innovative approaches and considering different countries for their research. Precisely, countries such as Turkey, Ukraine, Jordan, Egypt and Nepal are under analysis. The articles published in this special issue were written by authors affiliated with universities in the USA, New Zealand, Spain, Egypt, Jordan and Bulgaria. All selected papers underwent a rigorous double-blind review process before final revision and acceptance.The chapters were originally published in a special issue in the Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure & Events.
Table of Contents
1. Instability and tourism
María Santana Gallego and ShiNa Li
2. Political instability and tourism in Egypt: exploring survivors’ attitudes after downsizing
Ibrahim A. Elshaer and Samar K. Saad
3. Addressing travel writers’ role as risk brokers: the case of Jordan
Suleiman A. D. Farajat, Bingjie Liu and Lori Pennington-Gray
4. Political instability and trade union practices in Nepalese hotels
Sandeep Basnyat, Brent Lovelock and Neil Carr
5. Evaluating the dynamics and impact of terrorist attacks on tourism and economic growth for Turkey
Julio A. Afonso-Rodríguez
6. Travel advisories – destabilising diplomacy in disguise
Aman Deep and Charles Samuel Johnston
7. Impacts of political instability on the tourism industry in Ukraine
Stanislav Ivanov, Margarita Gavrilina, Craig Webster and Vladyslav Ralko
María Santana-Gallego, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Applied Economics Department at the University of the Balearic Islands, Spain. Her research interests include international economics and tourism economics. She has published in journals such as Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, World Economy and Economic Modelling.
ShiNa Li, PhD, is Professor, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China and a Visiting Professor at Leeds Beckett University, UK. Her research interests include tourism economics, sustainable development, tourism geography, events and tourism in China. She has published in journals such as Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, and Tourism Management.