Vol. 8 No. 2 (2017)
Research Article


Denis Can Teoman
Rutgers University, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, New Jersey, USA

Published 2017-01-01 — Updated on 2022-12-07



  • Terrorism,
  • tourism,
  • safety perception,
  • global-local

How to Cite

Teoman, Denis Can. (2017) 2022. “TERRORISM AND TOURISM IN EUROPE, NEW ‘PARTNERS’?”. European Journal of Geography 8 (2). https://www.eurogeojournal.eu/index.php/egj/article/view/294.


This paper examines the effects of terrorist attacks on tourism in Europe. The paper will first
discuss general implications of the effects of terrorism on tourism and show that tourist´s
decision is largely based on the destinations country´s safety. Safety is a very subjectable issue
and therefore difficult to argue about with statistical numbers. The dangers on trips are very
different depending on their destination. In Middle Eastern resorts, western tourists for example
often stay in separated resorts with extra security, while in European countries; they are more
present in the public spaces and are less distinguishable from locals than in middle eastern
countries for example. Turkey and France are used in this paper because they both have high
tourism levels and frequent terroristic attacks. However, Turkey suffers much more from
terroristic attacks in regards to tourism compared to France. In both case studies, the arrival
numbers of tourist regions far away from the terror spots were examined and while in Turkey
the numbers of the arrivals dropped significantly, in France the arrivals actually experienced
an increase.


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