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YELLOW TOURISM

YELLOW TOURISM - The Scope
YELLOW TOURISM - The Scope

Crime and Corruption do not merely constitute an intriguing holiday theme (and having common characteristics with the area of ͚Dark Tourism͛); but they also constitute a bitter reality counting many victims. Tourism is a globalised business sector impacting the livelihood of millions of people in all parts of the world. As any other ͚big business͛, where significant circuits of capital and information, and power imbalances exist, tourism is fertile ground for corruption and economic crime.Concurrently, the globalised scope of the tourism industry renders it into a very challenging field of action for national legislators and law enforcement agencies. Novel tourist experiences, interactions with unknown environments and places, and a sense of freedom from care, represent core elements of the holiday experience. For these very reasons, holidays inherently entail a number of dangers for tourists, rendering them vulnerable to crime. Conversely, the anonymity that is combined with the consumerist/hedonistic mindset of many tourists, may well lead to irresponsible and even criminal, behaviour towards locals and others. Although, the casualties of mainly politically-motivated terrorism are few worldwide, safety and security issues related to terror are extensively covered in tourism literature. In contrast, and despite of their quantitatively greater impact on the holiday experience, economic criminality and corruption have received relatively little attention in tourism scholarship. We seek to address this imbalance with this action.

The aim of this project “Yellow Tourism” is to place crime and corruption in the tourism-research agenda, expanding the interdisciplinary scope of tourism to include perspectives from law, business, economics, political science and the social and behavioural sciences. Contributing fields may include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Law,
  • Criminology,
  • Business ethics,
  • Behavioural and social psychology,
  • Critical tourism studies,
  • Information systems / Data
  • Geography,

The project “Yellow Crime” is carried out by a research consortium consisting of the Ionian University of Corfu, Greece, the University of Bremerhafen Germany and the Ovidious University of Constanta.

 The two kick-off events of “Yellow-Tourism” project are planned for October 2016 and April 2017 in Corfu, Greece 


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PUBLICATIONS
O GLOBO Brasil (2011) - Interviewing Professor Stavros Katsios
Corfu2021 - European Capital of Culture Candidate City
BOOK @ Springer International: YELLOW TOURISM Crime and Corruption in the Holiday Sector
"Yellow Tourism" - Crime & Corruption in Tourism"

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Director:
Professor Stavros Katsios
director@geolabinstitute.org

Postal Address:
7, Tsirigoti Sq., GR-49132 Corfu, Greece 

Tel.: +30 26610 87238 (Director)

       +30 26610 87251, 26610 87252 (Research Assistants and helpdesk)


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