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Phoenix tourism : post-conflict role

Causevic, S. and Lynch, P.A. (2011) Phoenix tourism : post-conflict role. Annals of Tourism Research, 38 (3). pp. 780-800. ISSN 0160-7383

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Abstract

This paper explores the processes affecting tourism development following a major political conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H). The adopted critical theory analytical approach resulted in the identification of phoenix tourism, conceptualised as a distinctive period in post-conflict tourism development. Instead of locating tourism in the context of economic enhancement, tourism is located in the context of social renewal of the destination and its people. Although post-conflict tourism is usually conceptualised under dark tourism scholarship, phoenix tourism is not proposed as a type of tourism, but as a role given to tourism in a process through which conflict issues develop into a new heritage.