We live in a complex, fluid and global world, and there are many open questions facing the network of experts who specialize in the areas of tourism and hospitality. The turn of the century brought some major risks which placed the tourism industry under jeopardy. As a result of events from the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 to natural disasters and virus outbreaks, policy makers have retained some concerns about the future of tourism in the years to come.In a hyper-mobile world, where news travels fast, the precautionary principle, which denotes that risks can be found, identified and eradicated through rational methods, falls short. The rise of new cultural tendencies designed to consume “spaces of disaster” or “mass death” proves not only that tourism is moving towards new horizons, which need to be deciphered by specialists, but also underlines the importance of multidisciplinary research.This book series is aimed at receiving and reviewing works that theorize on the challenges that tourism and hospitality face over the coming decades. Though the series is open to specific themes such as tourism and mobilities, it is not limited to these alone, and other associated topics such as leisure, cultural consumption and media entertainment are welcomed.This series is intended to be situated as a critical platform which not only explores the dichotomies of tourism from the theory of mobilities, but which also provides a fresh guide for policy makers, specialists and social scientists interested in the future of tourism in a society where uncertainness, anxiety and fear prevail.
Dr Hugues Séraphin is a Senior Lecturer in Event and Tourism Management Studies at the University of Winchester, UK. He joined the University of Winchester Business School in 2012, and is currently the Programme Leader of the Event Management Programme. Hugues has been teaching for 15 years, but before commencing his career in academia Hugues worked in the tourism industry for companies including Pierre & Vacances and Hotel Valmeniere in Martinique. His research focuses on post-colonial, post-conflict and post-disaster destinations, and he has published extensively in the area of tourism, writing both books and academic articles with authors from all over the world.Maximiliano E. Korstanje is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Economics at the University of Palermo, Argentina, and is also a global affiliate of the Tourism Crisis Management Institute at the University of Florida, USA, the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies at the University of Leeds, UK, the FORGE at the Universities of Lancaster and Leeds, and the International Society for Philosophers. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Safety and Security in Tourism and the International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism. He has worked as an advisory board member of many prestigious journals published by Nova Science, Elsevier, Routledge and IGI Global. His recent books include The Rise of Tourism and Thana Capitalism (Routledge, 2016), Virtual Trauma Escape and Exploring the Roots of Dark Tourism (IGI Global, 2017), Terrorism, Tourism and the End of Hospitality (Springer Nature, 2017), and Mobilities Paradox, a Radical Critique (Edward Elgar 2017).