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Educating tourists at the pre-visit stage

Abstract

It is safe to say that global capitalism has created the conditions for a more liberal market as well as free interchange among nations. This particularly pivoted in the rise and expansion of tourism, but at the same time, it made things harder for the destinations in view of a climate of excessive competition. This chapter brings some reflection on how educating tourists to visit destinations is mainly marked by an ongoing state of political violence and instability. The thesis held by the authors stands for tourism education avoids long-dormant ethnocentric discourses based on the fear of traveling to so-called risky destinations. This begs the question to what extent behind the alarmism of tourism safety and security lies deep western ethnocentrism.



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Authors

Séraphin, Hugues
Cripps, Karen
Smith, Simon M.

Oxford Brookes departments

Oxford Brookes Business School

Dates

Year of publication: 2023
Date of RADAR deposit: 2022-07-07




Related resources

This RADAR resource is the Accepted Manuscript of Educating Tourists at the Pre-Visit Stage
This RADAR resource is Part of Post-disaster and post-conflict tourism (2nd ed.) [ISBN: 9781774913505] / edited by Hugues Seraphin, Maximiliano Korstanje, Vanessa (Gaitree) Gowreesunkar (Apple Academic Press, 2023).

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