Second Part of Themed Issue Slum Tourism Out

The second part of the themed issues of the jounral Tourism Review International has been published. It features three papers on slum tourism, considering tourism in Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro, as well as in Kibera, Nairobi and Dharavi in Mumbai.


Ecological Slums? Initial Notes on Tourism and Ecology in Brazilian Favelas

Camila Maria Dos Santos Moraes
Tourism and Heritage Department, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
CPDOC/FGV-RJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Key words: Favela; Ecology; Tourism

“Breaking the Silence”: Local Perceptions of Slum Tourism in Dharavi
Nieck Slikker* and Ko Koens†‡
*International Tourism Management, Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
†Academy of Hotel and Facility Management, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, Breda, Netherlands
‡School of Tourism and Hospitality, Faculty of Management, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Key words: Slum tourism; Dharavi; Local perceptions; Resident perspective; Tourism ethics

Making Slums Into Attractions: The Role of Tour Guiding in the Slum Tourism Development in Kibera and Dharavi
Fabian Frenzel* and Stephanie Blakeman†

*School of Management, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
†Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark

Key words: Slum tourism; Tour guiding; Attraction making; Organizational structures; Social ties; Intimacy

The abstracts of the three paper can be found here.

The papers were originally presented at the second slum tourism network conference in Potsdam in May 2014. Together with the first part of this themed issue and an earlier special issue in Zeitschrift für Tourismuswissenschaft, they form a series of significant contributions to the field.


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