Tourism, Terrorism and Security

Maximiliano Korstanje
University of Palermo, Argentina

Hugues Séraphin
University of Winchester, UK

Product Details
07 Sep 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
200 pages - 152 x 229mm
Tourism Security Safety and Post Conflict Destinations
The tourism industry has evolved and maturated over the recent years. Today, tourism is not only a leading industry but also a consolidated commercial activity worldwide. Unfortunately, the turn of the century has accelerated a number of global risks, placing the tourism industry in jeopardy. Scholars adopted an economics-based paradigm, which has focused on the commercial nature of tourism as a benefactor of local economies, while terrorists are depicted as the enemies of democracy. This begs the question: are tourists cultural ambassadors of their respective societies?  

Tourism, Terrorism and Security explores the current limitations of specialized literature to frame an all-encompassing understanding of tourism and security today. The main thesis of this book explores the idea that while tourists are workers who need to validate their political institutions through the articulation of leisure practices, terrorists are natives from the societies they hate. Terrorism has imposed a climate of mistrust, whereby tourists are targeted and killed to impose a political message. 

This book explores the semantics of this message. Tourism, Terrorism and Security is a must-read for students and scholars of tourism, hospitality, security, and cultural studies.
Preface; Peter Tarlow
Foreword: Tourism Security and Dark Tourism Today; Hugues Seraphin and Maximiliano Korstanje
Chapter 1. Tourism Security: A Critical Insight; Maximiliano Korstanje
Chapter 2. Over-Tourism: A Merry-Go-Round of Security Issues; Hugues Seraphin
Chapter 3. Sensitivity Analysis of the Colombian Tourism Market: Natural National Parks in a Context of Armed Conflict; Cesar A. Oliveros, Rosa Maria Chavez,and Myrna Leticia Bravo
Chapter 4. The Territory as an Object of Tourism Safety: Global Practice and the Case of Russia; Oleg Afanasiev, Alexadra Afanasieva, Mikhail Sarancha and Matvey S. Oborin
Chapter 5. Safety, Fear, Risk and Terrorism in the Context of Religious Tourism; Maximiliano Korstanje and Babu George
Chapter 6. Making Sense of Dark Tourism: Typologies, Motivations, and Future Development of Theory; Victoria Mitchell, Tony Henthorne and Babu George
Chapter 7. The Interface Between Dark Tourism and Terrorism in Africa: The Case of Kenya and St Helena; Lwazi Apleni, Jacqueline Mangwane, Petrus M. Maphanga and Unathi S. Henama
Chapter 8. The Dark Tourist: Consuming Dark Spaces in the Periphery. Maximiliano Korstanje
Chapter 9. Tourists: Duty of Care; Peter Cyril
Chapter 10. Tourism and Terrorism: Terrorists’ Threats to Commercial Aviation Safety and Security; David Mc.A Baker
Dr Maximiliano Korstanje is a leading global cultural theorist specializing in terrorism, mobilities and tourism. Dr Korstanje serves as Senior Researcher at the University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Safety and Security in Tourism and Hospitality. In 2015 he was Visiting Professor at the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS) at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom; TIDES at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain in 2017, and the University of La Habana, Cuba in 2018. In 2016, he was included as Scientific Editor for Studies and Perspective in Tourism (CIET) and as an Honorary Member of the Scientific Council of Research and Investigation hosted by UDET (University of Tourist Specialities, Quito Ecuador). With more than 1,200 publications and 30 books, Korstanje is Book Series Editor of Advances in Hospitality, Tourism and Service Industries (IGI Global, US), and Tourism Security-Safety and Post Conflict Destinations (Emerald Publishing, UK). He was elected as foreign faculty member of the Mexican Academy of Tourism Research (Mexico) as well as foreign member of The Tourism Crisis Management Institute (University of Florida, US). In 2018, his biography was selected to be part of the roster of Alfred Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (Marquis Who`s Who). Korstanje has also been named as Editor in Chief Emeritus for the International Journal of Cyber-warfare and Terrorism. Now, he works as an active adviser and reviewer of different editorial projects for leading academic publishers as Elsevier, Routledge, Emerald Publishing, Palgrave Macmillan, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Edward Elgar, CABI, Nova Science Publishers and IGI global among others. His latest book is The Challenges of Democracy in the War on Terror (Routledge UK).

Dr Hugues Séraphin has been a Senior Lecturer in Event and Tourism Management Studies at the University of Winchester’s Business School since 2012. His PhD is from the Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, France. Hugues’ career began as a French teacher in a secondary school in Birmingham in 2003. In 2006, he moved to a Further Education college in London to teach Travel, Tourism, and Events. Hugues’ international experiences include teaching in top Business Schools and Universities in France (EM Normandie; ESC Larochelle; ESC Pau; Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, and so forth). Hugues worked in the tourism and hospitality sector across the Caribbean and Europe before beginning his career in academia. From 2015-2018 he was the Leader of the Event Management programme, one of the leading courses in the country with 100% student satisfaction (NSS 2016). Currently, Hugues is the Faculty of Business and Digital Technologies Work Placement Lead. Hugues has won various awards for the quality of his teaching, and he is also an active researcher, specializing in Tourism Management and Event Management.

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