Towards a post-conflict tourism recovery framework

Maharaj Reddy, Stephen Boyd, Mirela Nica

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While there is an increasingly extant literature on tourism crises and disasters, a lacunae exists regarding robust conceptual and theoretical frameworks for reviving tourism in a post-conflict context. Holistic frameworks that build tourism resilience in post-conflict destinations is still considered an emerging area in crisis management research. This paper aims to address this gap.
An in-depth critique of research across leading peer-reviewed tourism journals, involving 102 individual papers; 63 on crises and disasters, and 39 on tourism recovery frameworks, was undertaken to develop a post-conflict tourism recovery framework. The framework proposed synthesizes complex relationships for post-conflict destinations operating “on the edge of chaos”, and enables consideration of key factors that influence their capacity to be resilient, adapt, and
Original languageEnglish
Article number102940
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Early online date3 May 2020
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 30 Sept 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors express their gratitude to the British Council and the University Grants Commission of India for their financial support (Grant No: IND/CONT/G/18-19/28), under the umbrella of the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI). This paper, research project and the Doctoral Studentship behind it would not have been possible without the support of Ms. Suruchi Pareek (British Council, New Delhi), Professor Nigel Berkeley and Ms. Tanya Liguori (Coventry University), Professor Joëlle Fanghanel, Mr. Matthew Snowden and Ms. Neelam Kaushal (University of West London). The authors also would like to thank the three anonymous reviewers and Dr. Martin Selby (Coventry University) for their helpful comments.

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  • post conflict
  • tourism
  • recovery
  • resilience
  • framework


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