Yellow Tourism Conference 2017

Crime and Corruption do not merely constitute an intriguing holiday theme (and having common characteristics with the area of ‘Dark Tourism’); but they also constitute a bitter reality counting many victims. Tourism is a globalised business sector impacting the livelihood of millions of people in all parts of the world. As any other ‘big business’, where significant circuits of capital and information, and power imbalances exist, tourism is fertile ground for corruption and economic crime. Concurrently, the globalised scope of the tourism industry renders it into a very challenging field of action for national legislators and law enforcement agencies. 

Novel tourist experiences, interactions with unknown environments and places, and a sense of freedom from care, represent core elements of the holiday experience. For these very reasons, holidays inherently entail a number of dangers for tourists, rendering them vulnerable to crime. Conversely, the anonymity that is combined with the consumerist/hedonistic mindset of many tourists, may well lead to irresponsible and even criminal, behaviour towards locals and others. 

Although, the casualties of mainly politically-motivated terrorism are few worldwide, safety and security issues related to terror are extensively covered in tourism literature. In contrast, and despite of their quantitatively greater impact on the holiday experience, economic criminality and corruption have received relatively little attention in tourism scholarship. We seek to address this imbalance with this action.

The aim of this conference on “yellow tourism” is to place crime and corruption in the tourism-research agenda, expanding the interdisciplinary scope of tourism to include perspectives from law, business, economics, political science and the social and behavioural sciences. Contributing fields may include, but not be limited to the following: Law, Criminology, Business ethics, Behavioural and social psychology, Critical tourism studies, Information systems, Geography.


The first YTC 2017 was organised under the auspices of the Region of the Ionian Islands and the City of Corfu.

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YTC 2017 Team

Christina Georgakopoulou

Coordinator - DFLTI student

Bampatziani Prodromia-Vassiliki

DFLTI student

Panagakou Marielena

DFLTI student

Diana Tsouga Eftichia Menyktas

DFLTI student

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Full Paper Submission                           15 November 2017
Guidelines for Authors / Submission details / Abstract details
The abstract should range in length between 150-500 words. It must include the proposed title of the paper; the full name(s) of participant(s) (first name and surname, not initials), the institutional or professional affiliation, postal addresses and email addresses of all authors, and a telephone contact number for at least one author.
Abstract Submission
Abstracts must be submitted as docx file attachments by 15th December 2016 via email to: Full paper Submission A final draft of the paper is required only if the abstract has been accepted for publication, and the presentation successfully made at the conference. Papers should not exceed 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and references (the APA referencing rules need to be adhered to). Submission deadline is the 29th September 2017. Papers should be sent as .docx file attachments via email to:

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