The Tourism-Disaster-Conflict Nexus Vol: 19

Andreas Neef
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Jesse Hession Grayman
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Product Details
12 Nov 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
184 pages - 152 x 229mm
Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
This volume sheds light on the complex linkages between tourism, disaster and conflict. In many countries, tourism crises have been precipitated by natural disasters. At the same time, the tourism industry has often been assigned a pivotal role in the reconstruction and recovery efforts. Prospective tourists have been lured into supporting post-disaster rehabilitation simply through visiting disaster-affected areas. Yet, prioritising the tourism sector in the recovery process may have unintended consequences: less touristic areas that have been severely affected by the disaster may receive less humanitarian relief support. Disaster recovery processes in the tourism industry can also be highly uneven, as multinational hotel chains tend to recover more swiftly and increase both their market share and their control over important resources. Politically well-connected tourist operators and wealthy local elites tend to exploit distorted recovery governance mechanisms and take advantage of the legal and institutional uncertainties triggered by disasters. Insecure, customary land rights of ethnic minority groups and indigenous people may be particularly prone to exploitation by opportunistic tourist operators in the aftermath of a disaster. When disasters strike settings of pre-existing conflict, they may exacerbate the situation by increasing competition over scarce resources and relief funds, or they may catalyse conflict resolution following an intolerable excess of additional suffering among fighting parties. Tourism ventures may offer post-conflict livelihood opportunities, but potentially trigger new conflicts. Disasters may instigate a morbid “dark tourism” industry that invites visitors to enter spaces of death and suffering at memorials, graves, museums, and sites of atrocity.
Chapter 1. Introduction to the Tourism-Conflict-Disaster Nexus; Andreas Neef, and Jesse Hession Grayman 
Chapter 2. Tourism in Bali at the Interface of Resource Conflicts, Water Crisis, and Security Threats; Lucy Benge and Andreas Neef  
Chapter 3. Geopolitical Ecologies of Tourism and the Transboundary Haze Disaster in Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar; Mary Mostafanezhad and Olivier Evrard  
Chapter 4. Community-Based Tourism in Post-Disaster Contexts: Recovery from 2016 Cyclone Winston in Fiji; Alejandro Acosta Carrizosa and Andreas Neef 
Chapter 5. Tourism Business Response to Multiple Natural and Human-Induced Stressors in Nepal; Marjorie van Strien 
Chapter 6. A Tale of Two Museums in Post-Tsunami and Post-Conflict Aceh, Indonesia; Jesse Hession Grayman, and Kayt Bronnimann 
Chapter 7. Post-Conflict Tourism Destinations: Theoretical Reflections and Case Studies; Grant Shirley, Emma Wylie, and Wardlow Friesen  
Chapter 8. Tourism, Disaster and Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Land: The Aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami in Southern Thailand; Andreas Neef, Monsinee Attavanich, Preeda Kongpan, and Maitree Jongkraichak
Professor Andreas Neef is Professor in Development Studies at The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Jesse Hession Grayman is a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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