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CABI Book Chapter

Tourism and geopolitics: issues and concepts from Central and Eastern Europe.

Book cover for Tourism and geopolitics: issues and concepts from Central and Eastern Europe.


This book examines the many relationships between tourism and geopolitics, with a focus on experiences drawn from Central and Eastern Europe. The main sections of the book pursue the overlapping and interrelated themes of: (1) reconfiguring conceptions and reality, where tourism is set within evaluations of traditional geopolitical issues; (2) tourism and transnationalism, theorizing and evaluatin...

Chapter 21 (Page no: 299)

The role of pioneering tour companies.

Focusing on the UK travel firm Regent Holidays, this chapter exemplifies some of the geopolitics behind the role of a select few Western tour companies who, operating on the periphery of business logic, managed to open doors into Central and Eastern Europe and influence Western tourists' perceptions of 'the other side' during the worst excesses of the 'Cold War'.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Bringing geopolitics to tourism. Author(s): Hall, D.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Tourism and geopolitics: the political imaginary of territory, tourism and space. Author(s): Hall, C. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) Tourism in the geopolitical construction of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Author(s): Hall, D.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 41) The Adriatic as a (re-)emerging cultural space. Author(s): Jordan, P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 57) Crimea: geopolitics and tourism. Author(s): Berryman, J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 71) The geopolitical trial of tourism in modern Ukraine. Author(s): Doan, P. Kiptenko, V.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 87) Under pressure: the impact of Russian tourism investment in Montenegro. Author(s): Violante, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 99) Large-scale tourism development in a Czech rural area: contestation over the meaning of modernity. Author(s): Horáková, H.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 115) The expansion of international hotel groups into central and eastern Europe after 1989 - strategic couplings and local responses. Author(s): Niewiadomski, P.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 127) Conceptualising transnational hotel chain penetration in Bulgaria. Author(s): Ivanov, S. Ivanova, M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 142) New consumption spaces and cross-border mobilities. Author(s): Nagy, E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 163) From divided to shared spaces: transborder tourism in the Polish-Czech borderlands. Author(s): Dołzbłasz, S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 178) Finnish-Russian border mobility and tourism: localism overruled by geopolitics. Author(s): Laine, J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 191) Kaliningrad as a tourism enclave/exclave? Author(s): Sebentsov, A. Zotova, M.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 205) An evaluation of tourism development in Kaliningrad. Author(s): Kropinova, E.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 223) Multi-ethnic food in the mono-ethnic city: tourism, gastronomy and identity in central Warsaw. Author(s): Derek, M.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 236) Rural tourism as a meeting ground in Bosnia and Herzegovina? Author(s): Nurković, R. Hall, D.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 250) Interrogating tourism's relevance: mediating between polarities in Kosovo. Author(s): Hall, D. Brown, F.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 264) European Night of Museums and the geopolitics of events in Romania. Author(s): Dumbrăveanu, D. Tudoricu, A. Crăciun, A.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 280) The power of the web: blogging destination image in Bucharest and Sofia. Author(s): Gavriș, A. Ianoș, I.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 307) The geopolitics of low-cost carriers in Central and Eastern Europe. Author(s): Pijet-Migoń, E.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 322) Tourism and a geopolitics of connectivity: the Albanian nexus. Author(s): Hall, D.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 335) Heroes or 'others'? A geopolitics of international footballer mobility. Author(s): Trzepacz, P. Hall, D.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 345) Tourism, mobilities and the geopolitics of erasure. Author(s): Hannam, K.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 357) In conclusion. Author(s): Hall, D.

Chapter details

  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781780647616
  • Record Number
  • 20173020781