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Author : Dagmar Lund-Durlacher
School/Work Place : MODUL University Vienna, Austria
Contact : dagmar.lund-durlacher@modul.ac.at
Year : 2008

Over the past years, reports over brutal, racist attacks in the former eastern states of Germany have filled the headlines of German and international media again and again. Tourism authorities in these states have complained that these attacks harm their tourism figures.

The goal of this paper is to explore the manner in which reported racist attacks personally affect travelers’ decisions on traveling to the former eastern states and what reactions and strategies travelers - in this case Berlin residents - show and develop. As the research method, focus group discussions were used. Altogether, three group discussions took place in Berlin. For group-dynamic reasons, groups were made up of persons with similar backgrounds: a group with citizens from former communist East-Berlin, a group with citizens from former West-Berlin and a group with people who have immigrated to Berlin. All three groups had a similar distribution according to the demographic characteristics concerning age, gender and familial status.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
6 Think Tank VIII Assessing Whose Quality of Life: A Critical Examinatio... file 2844 Oct 13, 2013

Almost all the academic literature on tourism impacts has focussed on the consequences of tourism for the destination and its residents. Very little attention has been paid to the impacts of tourism on tourists. Virtually all cost-benefit an...

Author: Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2008 

5 Think Tank VIII Will the Advent of a More Responsible Type of Tourism ... file 2577 Oct 13, 2013

‘Responsible’ tourism is all the rage nowadays. Parallel to the offer commercialized by specialized tour operators on the sustainable niche, traditional tour-operators have also begun to claim the sustainability of their offer. One can henc...

Author: Maud Tixier 

Year: 2008 

4 Think Tank VIII A Tool for Improving the Sustainability of Tourism Ind... file 2571 Oct 13, 2013

The tourism industry’s interest in sustainable management has increased in exponential proportions over the past year. Substantial amounts of space in industry journals are devoted to issues such as sustainability, energy management, green b...

Author: Claudia Jurowski 

Year: 2008 

3 Think Tank VIII Managing Work/Life Balance Issues: An Examination of H... file 2377 Oct 13, 2013

The purpose of this study was to identify international human resource management best practice with regard to work/life balance policies and practices within an international hotel in Auckland, New Zealand. The methodology included an anal...

Author: Elizabeth Roberts, David Williamson & Carmen Cox 

Year: 2008 

2 Think Tank VIII Tourism for Marginal Groups: Tourism as a Livelihood S... file 1981 Oct 13, 2013

Since the report of the Brundtland Commission was published 1987 (WCED 1987), sustainable development has been incorporated into the policies of many international organizations and the legislation of jurisdictions throughout the world. Nev...

Author: Teresa C.H. Tao & Geoffrey Wall 

Year: 2008 

» Think Tank VIII Tourism Acting as a Factor of Integration: The Case of... file 1873 Oct 13, 2013

Over the past years, reports over brutal, racist attacks in the former eastern states of Germany have filled the headlines of German and international media again and again. Tourism authorities in these states have complained that these att...

Author: Dagmar Lund-Durlacher 

Year: 2008 

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