1040CFP AAG New York RTS session: "Tourism post 9/11"
- Sep 12, 2011CFP AAG New York RTS sponsored paper on "Tourism Post 9/11"
Ten years on, tourism continues to grow in spite of major global disruptions
like 9/11, whether they have been provoked by humans (wars, bomb-blasts,
economic blow-outs) by nature (earth quakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions)
or by both as in global warming, a form of carbon imprint. Although the
percentage of world population that travels remains small since mobility is
income dependent, it has not been diminished. Is there a lesson to be
learned? Are tourists superficial beings, oblivious to the ills of the
world? Or do they journey to offer their sympathy or support to bruised
destinations? Are they rubber-neckers or feckless hedonists? Are they
messengers of peace and solace? Our conference takes place in New York city
where one can find few physical traces of this major terrorist act. Has it
had any influence on the number of visitors to this global city? Or is it a
question we should formulate?
This session welcomes papers that reflect on all aspects of tourism's
performance (e.g. on tourists and their practices) and development (is
growth predictable or accidental) since this historic moment. Papers can
address how tourism has incorporated this and other catastrophic moments or
not and predict what it augurs for tourism's future. Is tourism this
century's el dorado?
In addition to registering your abstract for the conference on the AAG
website, please submit a copy and your PIN to the session organizer, Anne-Marie d'Hauteserre at <adhautes@...> no later than Wednesday 21th September 2011.