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Tourism destination boycotts – are they becoming a standard practise?

Shaheer, Ismail; Insch, Andrea; Carr, Neil

Tourism recreation research. Volume 43:Issue 1 (2018); pp 129-132 -- Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

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  • Title:
    Tourism destination boycotts – are they becoming a standard practise?
  • Author: Shaheer, Ismail;
    Insch, Andrea;
    Carr, Neil
  • Found In: Tourism recreation research. Volume 43:Issue 1 (2018); pp 129-132
  • Journal Title: Tourism recreation research
  • Subjects: Sustainable tourism--Periodicals; Tourism--Periodicals; Tourism--Research--Periodicals; Tourism--Social aspects--Periodicals; Tourism boycotts--social media--ethical consumerism--boycott as a vehicle for change--social movements; Dewey: 306.4819
  • Rights: legaldeposit
  • Publication Details: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
  • Abstract: ABSTRACT:

    Destinations have been boycotted for deviating from acceptable norms and engaging in egregious behaviour. Such events can have an adverse impact on the tourism industry of a destination, highlighting the need to understand this phenomenon. To help initiate research on tourism boycotts, this research note collated and analysed information about all destination boycotts. One hundred and forty-six boycotts were identified as having started between 1948 and 2015. More than 90% of the boycotts were initiated between 2003 and 2015. This research note suggests that the increase in destination boycotts may be a result of a combination of factors: [1] innovation of new technology, specifically social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter; [2] the increase in social movements; [3] emphasis on ethical consumerism; and [4] the use of tourism as a vehicle for social change.


  • Identifier: System Number: LDEAvdc_100056490867.0x000001; Journal ISSN: 0250-8281; 10.1080/02508281.2017.1377385
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store

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