Impact of Risk Perception Theory and Terrorism on Tourism Security: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Impact of Risk Perception Theory and Terrorism on Tourism Security: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Business & Management for 2019.

Maximiliano E. Korstanje (University of Palermo, Argentina)
Release Date: July, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 144
ISBN13: 9781799800705|ISBN10: 1799800709|EISBN13: 9781799800712|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0070-5


Over recent years, unforeseen global risks have placed the future of a growing tourism industry in jeopardy. From lethal virus outbreaks to multiple accounts of international violence, policymakers and specialists have acknowledged the importance of working on an agenda that balances the stability of international tourist destinations.

Impact of Risk Perception Theory and Terrorism on Tourism Security: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of tourism crisis management that takes an anthropological approach to tourism safety and security. While highlighting topics including disaster potential, political instability, and virtual terrorism, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, law enforcement, tour developers, hotel managers, event planners, event coordinators, travel agencies, government officials, researchers, and professionals in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Airport Security
  • Crisis Management
  • Disaster Potential
  • Global Threats
  • Local Government
  • Political Instability
  • Risk Management
  • Trauma
  • Travel Policy
  • Virtual Terrorism

Reviews and Testimonials

"This book is to be recommended to students and academics in the field of tourism as it can bring scholars and students up to speed with accessible, and an easy to understand, overview of recent research on security and risk in the tourism industry. The design of the book makes it suitable for students and academics (in tourism and related subjects) as it is heavily based on academic research, while providing some practical examples."

– Hugues SERAPHIN, The University of WInchester

"This book intertwines discussions on tourism and security within the disciplinary boundaries of anthropology. While a lot has been written about tourism anthropology, this book is distinct in that it brings dimensions of security into the debate. Dr. Maximiliano Korstanje is a versatile interdisciplinary thinker and his ideas help illuminate some of the hitherto unconsidered yet key elements of this emerging field of inquiry”

– Dr. Babu George, Fort Hays State University, USA

"Dr. Maximiliano Korstanje is one of Latin America’s leading social philosophers and scholars. His new book is a window not only into the world of tourism security but also into the sociological factors that have developed the Latin American mindset. This book is a must read not only for security professionals but also for those who seek to understand the complexities of Latin American culture and its influence on the world of politics and security."

– Dr. Peter Tarlow, Texas A&M University, USA

"Tourism is one of the most prominent features of today’s society. Every year millions of tourists travel to the destinations for touristic purposes and their numbers are growing. From an economic paradigm, tourism demand is very elastic and gives reaction to so many types of events like terrorism, epidemics, disasters, economic crises, and instability, etc...This book, which takes tourism security and risk perception as its core, is a useful source of information for the stakeholders in the field."

– Prof. Onur Akbulut, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Fethiye Faculty of Business Administration, Tourism Management Department

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Maximiliano E. Korstanje is editor in chief of International Journal of Safety and Security in Tourism (UP Argentina) and Editor in Chief Emeritus of International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism (IGI-Global US). Besides being Senior Researchers in the Department of Economics at University of Palermo, Argentina, he is a global affiliate of Tourism Crisis Management Institute (University of Florida US), Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (University of Leeds), The Forge (University of Lancaster and University of Leeds UK) and The International Society for Philosopher, hosted in Sheffield UK. With more than 1200 published papers and 35 books. As author his recent works include, Strategic Tool and Methods for promoting Hospitality and Tourism Services, Virtual Traumascapes and exploring the roots of Dark Tourism, & Research Practices and innovations in Global Risk and Contingency Management by IGI Global, The Rise of Thana Capitalism and Tourism by Routledge, Terrorism, Tourism and the end of Hospitality in the West by Springer Nature, The Mobilities paradox, a critical analysis by Edward Elgar, Risk and Safety Challenges for Religious Tourism and Events by CABI, and Terrorism in a Global Village by Nova among others.

Now he co-edits almost 10 specialized journals and takes part of almost 30 journals associated to themes as human rights, mobility, tourism and terrorism. Korstanje was nominated to 5 honorary doctorates for his contribution in the study of the effects of terrorism in tourism. In 2015 he was awarded as Visiting Research Fellow at School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK and the University of La Habana Cuba. In 2017 is elected as Foreign Faculty Member of AMIT, Mexican Academy in the study of Tourism, which is the most prominent institutions dedicated to tourism research in Mexico. He had a vast experience in editorial projects working as advisory member of Elsevier, Routledge, Springer, IGI global and Cambridge Scholar publishing. Korstanje had visited and given seminars in many important universities worldwide. He has also recently been selected to take part of the 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. a great distinction given by Marquis Who´s Who in the world.