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Tourism, Sanctions and Boycotts

1st Edition

By Siamak Seyfi, C. Michael Hall


176 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367232825
pub: 2019-12-18
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This is the first book to provide a comprehensive account of sanctions and boycotts in tourism and the economic and ethical complexities that policy makers, tourists, tourism destinations and businesses face.

Sanctions and boycotts are an important feature of the global tourism system and the emerging ethics of tourism. Sanctions and embargoes are increasingly used as coercive instruments of diplomacy and foreign policy by the United Nations, supranational organisations, the US and other nations to change the actions and behaviours of countries, organisations, businesses and individuals. At the same time, boycotts and buycotts are a growing feature of political consumerism and interest group activism. Tourism and hospitality destinations, attractions and businesses can be profoundly affected by this, with the legacy of a negative image lasting for decades. International travel to some destinations may be severely restricted, financial investment and supply chains disrupted, and, in the most comprehensive sanctions and boycotts, substantial economic and personal hardship may be experienced.

This book is of interest not only to policy makers, destination management and marketing organizations and students of crisis and politics in tourism and hospitality, but also those who seek to address the interrelationships between sanctions, tourism destinations and attractions, and the tourists who boycott them.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction and context

2 Sanctions and tourism

3 Boycotts and tourism

4 Sanctions and boycotts as the new ethical tourism? The future of sanctions and boycotts in an interconnected world

About the Authors

Siamak Seyfi is a lecturer in the Department of Tourism at the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne, France. Using primarily qualitative and mixed methods his research interests focus on tourism politics and geopolitics, political ecology and tourism, power and the environment.

C. Michael Hall is a Professor in the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Docent in Geography, University of Oulu, Finland; and a Visiting Professor at Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden. He has published widely on tourism, regional development, global environmental change, sustainability, food, and World Heritage.

About the Series

Routledge Focus on Tourism and Hospitality

Routledge Focus on Tourism and Hospitality presents small books on big topics and how they intersect with the world of tourism and hospitality research. The idea is to fill the gap between journal article and book. This new short form series offers both established and early-career academics the flexibility to publish cutting-edge commentary on key areas of tourism and hospitality, topical issues, policy-focused research, analytical or theoretical innovations, a summary of the key players or short topics for specialized audiences in a succinct way.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism