The Resource The politics and power of tourism in Palestine, edited by Rami K. Isaac, C. Michael Hall and Freya Higgins-Desbiolles

The politics and power of tourism in Palestine, edited by Rami K. Isaac, C. Michael Hall and Freya Higgins-Desbiolles

The politics and power of tourism in Palestine
The politics and power of tourism in Palestine
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edited by Rami K. Isaac, C. Michael Hall and Freya Higgins-Desbiolles
Tourism in Palestine has been receiving an increasingly important profile given its economic and religious importance and the significant role it plays in Israeli-Palestinian relations, representation of Palestinian statehood and identity, and wider Middle Eastern politics. Nevertheless, Palestine, like much of the Middle East as a whole, remains extremely underrepresented in tourism literature. This title aims to fill this void by being the first book dedicated to exploring the significance of tourism in relationship to Palestine. The book examines the role of tourism in Palestine at three main levels. First, it provides an overview of destination management and marketing issues for the tourism industry in Palestine and addresses not only the visitor markets and the economic significance of tourism but also the realities of the difficulties of destination management, marketing and promotion of the Palestinian state. Second, it provides a series chapters and case studies that interrogate not only the various forms of tourism in Palestine but also its economic, social, environmental and spiritual importance. This section also conveys a dimension to tourism in Palestine that is not usually appreciated in the Western mainstream media. The third section indicates the way in which tourism in Palestine highlights broader questions and debates in tourism studies and the way in which travel in the region is framed in wider discourses. A significant dimension of the book is the attention it gives to the different voices of stakeholders in Palestinian tourism at varying levels of scale. This timely volume will offer the reader significant insight into the challenges and issues of tourism in this area now and in the future. It will benefit those interested in tourism, Middle East studies, politics, economics, development studies and geography
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P65 2016eb
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Contemporary geographies of leisure, tourism, and mobility
The politics and power of tourism in Palestine, edited by Rami K. Isaac, C. Michael Hall and Freya Higgins-Desbiolles
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction / Freya Higgins-Desbiolles -- pt. I An overview of tourism in Palestine -- 2. Palestine as a tourism destination / Freya Higgins-Desbiolles -- pt. II The ways in which tourism matters to Palestine -- 3. Solidarity tourism in Palestine: the alternative tourism group of Palestine as a catalyzing instrument of resistance / Freya Higgins-Desbiolles -- 4. Bike and hike in Palestine / Michel Awad -- 5. Ongoing dispossession and a heritage of resistance: the village of Battir vs. Israeli settler-colonialism / Hassan Muamer -- 6. World Heritage Site in Bethlehem and its potential reflections on tourism / Nada Atrash -- 7. Experiential community-based rural tourism potential in Palestine: challenges and potentials / Raed Saadeh -- 8. Diaspora and VFR: an exploratory study / Suhail Khalilieh -- 9. Pilgrimage tourism to Palestine / Rami K. Isaac -- 10. Gaza: the missing tourism assets / Rania Filfil Almbaid
  • Note continued: pt. III The ways in which Palestine matters to tourism -- 11. Tourism, travel and academic (and cultural) boycotting / Bisan Mitri -- 12. The folds of place: re-visiting questions of travel in Israel/Palestine / Waleed Hazbun -- 13. Walled off from the world: Palestine, tourism and resisting occupation / Freya Higgins-Desbiolles -- pt. IV Conclusion: future visioning -- 14. Towards the future of tourism and pilgrimage in Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Palestine / Rami K. Isaac -- 15. Envisioning a tourism of peace in the Gaza Strip / Jamil Alfaleet -- 16. The State of Palestine: the newest country probably with the oldest nation brand in the world / Rami K. Isaac -- 17. Giving Palestinian tourism(s) a voice / C. Michael Hall
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  • (OCoLC)932622796
  • ebl1315740508

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