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.
1. Tourism and Crisis: A Neverending Story? 2. Financial Crises in Tourism and Beyond: Connecting Economic, Resource and Environmental Securities 3. Much Ado about Nothing? Tourism and the Financial Crisis 4. South Africa’s Destination Image: Media Framing and Representational Crisis 5. Hallmark Events as a Counter to Economic Downturn: 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup 6. Impacts of the Global Financial Crisis on African Tourism: A Tourism Confidence Index Analysis 7. Hibernating Economic Decline? Tourism and Labour Market Change in Europe’s Northern Periphery 8. The Crisis of Induced Uneven Development through South African Tourism Marketing Strategies 9. Responses to Climate Change Mitigation during Recessionary Times: Perspectives from Accommodation Providers in the South West of England 10. Tourism-led Development and Backward Linkages: Evidence from the Agricultural-tourism Nexus in Southern Africa 11. Ethnic Tourism in Kaokoland, North-West Namibia: Cure for All or the Next Crisis for OvaHimbas?