Terrorism and tourism in France: The limitations of dark tourism

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this viewpoint article is to discuss whether or not dark tourism can be developed around the sites of recent terrorist attacks in France.Design/methodology/approach: The article is based on a literature review of key terms: dark tourism; tourism; terrorism.
Findings: The article observes that dark tourism is not popular in France and dark tourism activities are unlikely to develop anywhere nearer the places where the recent terrorist attacks happened. France remains rather conservative in some aspects related to death.
Practical implications: Recent events in France might challenge the leadership of the destination. The disturbing commonalities between tourism and terrorism make it difficult to figure out suitable recovery strategies that would contribute to enhancing the image of the destination without jeopardising the life of civilians.
Originality/value: This paper presents France as a politically unstable tourist destination. In general, this scenario is normally associated with less developed countries or non-established tourist destinations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-195
JournalWorldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2017

Keywords

  • France, tourism, terrorism, dark tourism, culture

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Terrorism and tourism in France: The limitations of dark tourism. / Seraphin, Hugues.

Vol. 9, No. 2, 30.04.2017, p. 187-195.

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