Published on : Saturday, February 8, 2014
With the help of the Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth and the Ministry of European and International Affairs of Austria, the International Handbook on Tourism and Peace launched. The Handbook offers an inclusive collection of perspectives on tourism and peace from leading international experts with topics ranging from sustainable development and conflict resolution to eco-tourism and heritage preservation and includes several case studies.
Published by the Centre for Peace Research and Peace Education of the Klagenfurt University, in collaboration with UNWTO, within the framework of their combined ‘Tourism and Peace’ project, this publication aims to make a significant academic contribution, even as providing also important insights for the broader public in presenting tourism as a powerful tool within the international peace building agenda.
Experts contributing both case studies and theoretical approaches make the Handbook an exclusive and powerful contribution to the overall discussion about new pathways to peace. Based on the diversity, the editors of the book conclude that aspects of “peace sensitive” tourism can be carved out and used by various tourism stakeholders and tourists, as well as international and development organizations.