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City tourism destinations and terrorism – a worrying trend for now, but could it get worse?

City tourism destinations and terrorism – a worrying trend for now, but could it get worse?

Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres ORCID: 0000-0001-5711-519X and Morrison, Alastair M. (2018) City tourism destinations and terrorism – a worrying trend for now, but could it get worse? International Journal of Tourism Cities, 4 (4). pp. 409-412. ISSN 2056-5607 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1108/IJTC-12-2018-099)

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Abstract

The advent of the tragic events of 9/11 in the USA and subsequent terrorism attacks in global tourism cities such as Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Istanbul, London and Barcelona, to mention but a few, have resulted in major challenges for the tourism sector, including the events industry in cities. Although terrorism attacks continue to increase in number and magnitude, the phenomenon is hardly new historically, and scholars have suggested that the concept of organised terror on a wide-scale stretches as far back as the French Revolution in the eighteenth century or even some of the war tactics employed by Genghis Khan, ruler of the largest empire in history in the thirteenth century (see Edgell and Swanson, 2019). Academic research on the impact of terrorism on tourism has developed substantially over the last two decades both in terms of its breadth and depth as a reflection of the new world order we continue to navigate today.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tourism; terrorism
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2019 14:29
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/22299

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