Title

Political instability, war, and tourism in Cyprus: Effects, management, and prospects for recovery

Abstract

This article examines the divergent fortunes of the tourist industry on the divided island of Cyprus and discusses the prospects for crisis management and recovery. The Greek-Cypriot state has witnessed an economic miracle because of rapid tourism development. Conversely, tourism in the northern Turkish-Cypriot part has struggled due to international boycotts. The prospects of a burgeoning Cypriot tourist industry can be seen only in the context of a demilitarized single island-nation with a restructured and diversified product. A competitive single Cypriot tourism product could bring the two communities closer and serve as a catalyst for unfolding Cyprus's sustainable development potential.

Department(s)

Geography, Geology, and Planning

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1177/004728759903800111

Publication Date

1-1-1999

Journal Title

Journal of Travel Research

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