Post-conflict tourism development in Northern Ireland: Moving beyond murals and dark sites associated with its past

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Abstract

The chapter aims to examine the development of tourism in Northern Ireland in a post-conflict era beyond a dark and political identity. A model is developed around Phoenix tourism identity that is best shaped by product development that is closely attached to a region's turbulent history. Boyd argues the need to develop tourism beyond a phoenix phase to one of normalcy where destinations shift their focus of identity, imagery away from dark products to wider cultural heritage, sports, events identity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTourism and Hospitality in Conflict-Ridden Destinations
EditorsRami Isaac, Erdinc Cakmak, Richard Butler
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxford, UK
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter16
Pages226-239
Number of pages14
Volume1
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-61521-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameContemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
PublisherRoutledge

Keywords

  • post conflict
  • dark tourism
  • framework
  • Northern Ireland
  • Phoenix development

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    Boyd, S. (2019). Post-conflict tourism development in Northern Ireland: Moving beyond murals and dark sites associated with its past. In R. Isaac, E. Cakmak, & R. Butler (Eds.), Tourism and Hospitality in Conflict-Ridden Destinations (Vol. 1, pp. 226-239). (Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility). Routledge.