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Context for Peace and Community Tourism: A Worldview Framework
World leisure journal (2008)
  • Samuel V. Lankford, University of Northern Iowa
  • Oksana Grybovych, University of Northern Iowa
  • Jill K. Lankford, University of Northern Iowa
Past and current world events remind use of ongoing need to establish peace. Tourism not only flourishes in peaceful environments but may also contribute to the achievement of peace and transformation in the life of the individual, the community, the nation, and international relations. However, to be develop tourism as a means for promoting understanding and peace, there is a need to define how individual and community perceptions influence the “worldview” of peace through tourism. This paper discusses relationships of tourism development to the peace process. A conceptual model for understanding community tourism and peace is presented for consideration. Suggestions are made for the use of the model in tertiary education for tourism professionals.
  • peace,
  • tourism,
  • worldview,
  • community,
  • tertiary education
Publication Date
January 1, 2008
Citation Information
Samuel V. Lankford, Oksana Grybovych and Jill K. Lankford. "Context for Peace and Community Tourism: A Worldview Framework" World leisure journal Vol. 50 Iss. 3 (2008) p. 199 - 208
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