Introduction Nepal has suffered from various forms of political instability since 1990: civil war related to the Maoist uprising (1996- 2006); a royal massacre in 2002; and economic blockade by India in 2015.These crises had severe impacts on the Nepalese tourism industry, and most apparently, fluctu- ations in the number of tourists visiting the country. This … [Read more...] about Political Turbulence and Destination Resilience: A Case Study of the Struggle of the Tourism Industry of Nepal amidst Political Instability
Introduction In the era of globalisation, cities are pushed into constantly increasing competition at both national and international level. Nowadays cities are regarded as complex enterprises, as they are actively using their resources to achieve higher competitiveness in the economic, social or cultural fields, to keep current and attract new economic activities, … [Read more...] about PEGIDA and the social conflict in Dresden: An investigation of the economic, social and cultural impact
Introduction Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide and therefore plays an important role in the economy of most countries. This sector is often regarded as a driver of economic growth in many developing countries, which have limited growth options in other sectors (Scheyvens & Russell, 2009). However, mass tourism and rapid tourism development have … [Read more...] about Ecotourism – a suitable tourism development strategy for the Solomon Islands?
Introduction My expectations from the “Island of the gods” were high when I first arrived in Bali for the field research project of the Tourism Destination Management Master Program in 2015. Thus, I was disappointed I was when I realized that Bali, or at least the area in the South around Seminyak, was not the island paradise I imagined. Instead of palm trees, white sandy … [Read more...] about Creative tourism in Bali’s rural communities