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The visitor economy & peace

Track Chairs: Dr Lorraine Brown, Bournemouth University & Dr Anna Farmaki, Cyprus University of Technology

This session contributes to the conference aims by discussing the dyadic relationship between the visitors economy and peace. In recent years, an increase in events of political instability, civil unrest and terrorism is recorded. Evidently, implications arise related to visitors’ needs and experiences, crisis management strategies, destination management and marketing and tourism planning amongst others. The visitors economy plays a critical role in peacebuilding efforts through the shaping of political and socio-economic spaces. Likewise, political and socio-economic factors pertaining to nations’ international relations influence the context of the visitor economy at the local, regional and national levels. This session invites submissions that advance understanding of academics and industry researchers of the nexus between the visitors’ economy and peace.

Submissions, from different epistemological and methodological transitions, related to the following topics (but not limited to) are welcome:

  • Conceptualisations of the nexus between the visitors economy and peace
  • Destination marketing, security and visitors’ perceptions
  • Tourism planning and development and peacebuilding
  • Influences of international relations and security issues on visitors’ needs and experiences
  • Innovations in the visitors’ economy and peacebuilding
  • Comparative analyses of the relationship between different components of the visitors’ economy and peace.

Call for papers

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 30 June 2017
  • Confirmation of acceptance: 30 June 2017
  • Last date for early bird registration: 14 July 2017
  • Deadline for registration: 18 Aug 2017

Please submit email abstracts to: