Our newest book is out. This book, summarises the proceedings of the 1st Yellow Tourism Conference, which took place in Corfu (Greece) during April 27-29, 2017. The aim of this inaugural conference was to create an interdisciplinary ‘research-space’ for understanding tourism-related corruption, whilst initiating the formation of a corresponding international network of tourism academics and practitioners. The main theme of the conference (and title of this book) was coined ‘Yellow Tourism’, borrowing from Dostoevsky’s novel ‘Crime & Punishment’ the symbolism of the colour ‘yellow’ and its association with corruption and decay.
According to the publisher (Springer):
“This book presents the latest research and novel case studies on crime and corruption in the tourism and hospitality industry. It approaches tourism as both a globalised business impacting the livelihood of millions of people, and a highly challenging field of action for national legislators and law enforcement agencies. The global nature and ubiquity of tourism, as well as the core elements of the holiday experience – such as interactions with unknown environments and places, a care-free mind-set, novelty-seeking behaviour and anonymity – render it highly susceptible to victimisation, crime and corruption. Accordingly, the book addresses a comprehensive set of emerging issues, including: conflict and fraud during holidays; criminal and negligence offences at tourists’ expense; exploitation and mistreatment of service workers; deterioration of heritage, cultural and natural resources; and securitisation of tourism.”