Tourism and Conflict Resolution

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 22 (Juridicum)
RC01 Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution (host committee)

Language: English

Tourism has had a significant role in the mitigation of diverse conflicts be it social, cultural or politico-economic. The world is bestowed with diversified landscapes and a wealth of places known from time immemorial for their different touristic potential, be it pilgrimage, social or cultural tourism, adventure, heritage, etc.
There is no denying that tourism as an industry has not only contributed to the economies of states and societies but has also significantly contributed in times of conflict at different times of history. In recent times it has been observed that tourism has been used as an instrument for the restoration of peace and stability in the politically oriented conflicts. Therefore it is in the interest of the intelligentsia to explore the different dimensions of tourism as it helps in the restoration of peace and stability in different strife-torn settings across the world.
Session Organizer:
Pirzada AMIN, Kashmir University, India
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