Using tourism to promote peace on the Korean Peninsula

Kim, Samuel Seongseop, Prideaux, Bruce, and Prideaux, Jillian (2007) Using tourism to promote peace on the Korean Peninsula. Annals of Tourism Research, 34 (2). pp. 291-309.

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Abstract

This paper assesses the proposition that tourism has some potential to act as a mechanism for promoting international peace by examining the reactions of South Korean tourists who have visited Mt. Gumgang, a newly developed resort area in North Korea. The paper finds that the opportunity to visit the latter country had a positive impact on South Koreans and there are positive indications of an opportunity for tourism to facilitate better intergovernmental relations. From a theoretical perspective, the paper draws on the international relations literature to examine possible roles for tourism.

Item ID: 2718
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-7722
Keywords: peace; North Korea; South Korea; Mt. Gumgang; liberalism; realism
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2009 05:56
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150601 Impacts of Tourism @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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