Dr. Alberto Amore at Solent University, UK recently published a chapter looking the expectations and disillusions of relevant tourism stakeholders in Christchurch, New Zealand, following the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. The contribution is part of the edited book Tourism and Earthquakes by Prof. C. Michael Hall and Prof. Girish Prayag.
The chapter sheds light on a range of relevant urban redevelopment projects relavant to the local tourism and hospitality sectors. The findings show how the redevelopment of the Christchurch city centre undermined participative decision-making between tourism stakeholders and the recovery authories, with implications for the future of the city as a tourist destination.
This is a timely publication on the eve of the 10th aniversary of the devastating February 22nd earthquake which severely hit the city and most of its iconic heritge and tourism attractions.