2nd Edition

Post-Disaster and Post-Conflict Tourism, 2nd Edition

    290 Pages 5 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    290 Pages 5 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new volume, Post-Disaster and Post-Conflict Tourism, now going into its 2nd edition, takes an in-depth look at how global geopolitical tensions and global threats affect the tourism industry and offers tools and strategies for meeting these challenges.

    The book is updated with chapters that include new research, studies, and experiences, many of which consider the fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism. It also includes five brand new chapters, for over 50 new pages of text.

    With chapters by well-versed scholars who have worked as experts in post-disaster and post-conflict tourism, the book presents a host of case scenarios along with innovative strategies that can be implemented by postcolonial, post-conflict, and post-disaster destinations to encourage travel and tourism in these areas. Topics include using tourism as a vehicle for economic recovery, educating tourists at the pre-visit stage, developing and employing postcolonial branding and self-branding, using sports tourism and food events as a marketing strategy, the ethics revolving around post-disaster consumption, and much more. The new chapters discuss tourism in the age of the coronavirus pandemic and its dramatic disruptive effect on the tourism industry. The authors delve into post-COVID tourism marketing, health and wellness education and practices, ethical considerations for tourism operators, and more. A chapter also considers the challenges of sustainable supply chain management in tour operations.

    With contributions from experts in this emerging field, this volume is a rich resource for travel and tourism professionals, policymakers, researchers, and others. It creates a bridge between the conceptual discussions around "dark consumption" (tourism directed to places that are identified with death and suffering) and the urgency to develop empirical models that support destination marketing organizations in a rapidly changing world.

    1. Tourism as a Vehicle towards Recovery after COVID-19

    Maximiliano E. Korstanje

    2. The Unsettling Rage and Fury Associated with Consuming Post-COVID-19 Space(s)

    Maximiliano Korstanje and Babu George

    3. Educating Tourists at the Pre-Visit Stage

    Hugues Seraphin, Karen Cripps, and Simon M. Smith

    4. Post-Colonial Branding and Self-Branding in Destination Marketing Strategy

    Hugues Seraphin, Xavier Guegan, and Vanessa G. B. Gowreesunkar

    5. Global Branding Strategy and Framework

    Hugues Seraphin, Karen Cripps, and Simon M. Smith

    6. Global Branding Strategy and Framework: Exploring the Potential of Street Food as a Sustainable Livelihood Tourism Strategy for Developing Destinations

    Manuela Pilato, Hugues Séraphin, and Claudio Bellia

    7. Unlocking Changes for Sport Tourism Products Using the Blakeley-Visser Model: Application to Sport Events in Small Islands, The Case of Martinique

    Hugues Seraphin and Vanessa GB. Gowreesunkar

    8. The Future of Post-Colonial, Post-Conflict, and Post-Disaster Destinations: Vaccine Tourism in a Post-COVID-19 World

    Maximiliano Korstanje

    9. Food Events and Destination Image: A Corollary Note.

    Hugues Seraphin and Vannessa G. Gowreesunkar

    10. Leisure Inequalities in South America: Argentina as a Main Study Case in a Post-COVID Scenario

    Maximiliano Korstanje

    11. Ethics, Post-Disaster Marketing, and COVID-19

    Maximiliano Korstanje and Hugues Seraphin

    12. Wellness Education and Practices after COVID-19: Holistic Approaches for Well-Being and Mindfulness

    Maria Alejandra Zuccoli and Maximiliano Korstanje

    13. Disruptive Transitions during COVID-19: The Tourism Industry in Context

    Guillermo Garcia and Babu George

    14. Sustainable Supply Chain Management in Tour Operations: A Tool for Travelling with Confidence in Troubled Times

    Karen Cripps


    Hugues Séraphin, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Event and Tourism Management Studies. He holds a PhD from the Université de Perpignan Via Domitia (France) and joined The University of Winchester Business School, UK, where he was the Programme Leader of the Event Management program between 2015–2018. This program is one of the leading programs in the country with 100% student satisfaction. Dr. Séraphin is now the Faculty of Business and Digital Technologies Work Placement Lead. Dr. Séraphin started his career in 2003 as a French teacher in a secondary school in Birmingham, UK. He then started to teach travel, tourism, and events in 2006 when he joined a further education college in London. He possesses a broad range of international experiences, which includes teaching in top business schools and universities in France (EM Normandie; ESC Larochelle; ESC Pau; Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, etc.). Prior to his career in academia, Dr. Séraphin worked in the tourism and hospitality sector at various organizations (in the Caribbean and Europe). He has received various awards for the quality of his teaching. He is an active academic researcher.

    Maximiliano Korstanje, PhD, is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Safety and Security in Tourism (Universidad de Palermo, Argentina) and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism (IGI-Global US). In addition to his role as Senior Researcher in the Department of Economics at the University of Palermo, Argentina, he is a global affiliate of the Tourism Crisis Management Institute (University of Florida, USA), the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (University of Leeds, UK), The Forge (University of Lancaster and University of Leeds, UK), and The International Society for Philosophers. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK, and University of La Habanam, Cuba. He is a Foreign Faculty Member of AMIT, Mexican Academy in the Study of Tourism, which is one of the most prominent institutions dedicated to tourism research in Mexico. He has vast experience in editorial projects, working as advisory member for Elsevier, Routledge, Springer, IGI Global, and Cambridge Scholar Publishing. Mr. Maximiliano has visited and given seminars in many important universities worldwide.

    Dr. Vanessa (Gaitree) Gowreesunkar is an Associate Professor at the Anant National University in India. With over a decade of experience in teaching, training, and research, Vanessa has brought her contributions to various international universities and educational institutions. Vanessa is the Associate Editor of the Emerald International Journal of Tourism Cities. Previously, she was assumed the role of Head of the Department for Hospitality and Tourism at the University of Africa in Nigeria. Vanessa is also an editorial board member of several scientific journals and has a number of publications in Scopus-indexed journals. She has been the main editor of several international textbooks and author of a number of research articles and book chapters. Vanessa has been conferred various awards for her contribution in research and women’s empowerment in Mauritius, India, and Africa. She is an elected member of the ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee and a specialist member of the World Commission on Protected Areas and Tourism and Protected Areas (IUCN).


    "Ironically, post-conflict and post-disaster destinations have a special kind of lure. Disasters alter both natural and cultural landscapes of the affected regions. Resident perceptions of tourism change. The types of tourists wanting to visit these regions and their motivations are now different. The destination marketing agencies need to come up with new strategies to attract the right kinds of tourists, within the frameworks of post-conflict, post-disaster, regional development. The contributors to this edited volume have brought in some very critical thoughts and also creative solutions to address these issues. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in dark tourism and related fields."

    Babu George, PhD, Associate Professor of Management, Fort Hays State University, Kansas, USA

    "The book talks about one of the most prevalent issues and often unnoticed matter in the contemporary world. It not only offers a fresh perspective towards destinations that are affected by colonialism, disaster or conflict but further provides possible solutions. . . . The authors try to illustrate new perspective on the management and marketing of post-colonial, post-conflict, and post-disaster destinations. With strong literature review, the author introduces all the concepts of marketing and management with valuable examples. The authors further emphasize on various related aspects like post-disaster consumption of tourism activities, education of tourists during their pre-visit stage, destination image and future of such destinations, the potential of street food and sports tourism products, commoditisation and ethics concerning the consumption of post-disaster destinations."

    International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, Vol. 7, Nos. 3/4, 2019, review by Nimit Chowdhary