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Tourism in post-conflict areas

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Developing countries are exposed more frequently to conflicts and disasters and are also more vulnerable to them. Tourism is not only an important contributor of economic development and recovery of post conflict areas, it can also be an effective tool in coping with current conflicts. To (re)develop tourism, post conflict areas have to meet some key requirements which are restoring their safety image, investing in infrastructure, focussing on risk management and emphasizing new experiences. Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden and Italy are identified as the most promising source markets for tourism to post conflict areas.