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PERICLES LYTRAS

“The Tourism that harms… Its unseen and defamatory side”, is a new Greek book on tourism by Papazisis Publications, written by Professor Pericles Lytras, deputy chairman of the T.E.I. of Athens, and Athena Papageorgiou, scientific partner of the above institution. By the end of 2014, it will also be available as an e-book in English, French, German and Russian.

Rather than focusing on the well-known positive economic, social and psychological aspects of tourism, the book reveals the unseen and defamatory side of the sector. Through the three chapters of the book, the readers will be fully informed on the delinquent behavior related to tourism, its degenerative social and cultural face and the disastrous environmental alterations the sector can cause.

Authors Pericles Lytras and Athena Papageorgiou aimed at highlighting the aspects of tourism that cause harm and create problems, by revealing the sector’s dark, offensive and often unseemly side.

The book also includes ways of eliminating – or at least minimizing – the harm caused by the sector, so that global tourism might get back on track again and continue its brilliant course.

“The Tourism that harms… Its unseen and defamatory side” is addressed to the whole “tourism world”, including: tourism government officials, tourism professionals, academics and researchers of the field, specialized journalists in print and electronic media, tourism officers and all students studying tourism.

The book constitutes one of the few specialized publications in the European tourism bibliography and perhaps the only one involving the entire sociological, psychological and anthropological background of the negative aspects of tourism.

Pericles Lytras is deputy chairman and Professor of Tourism Sociology, Tourism Psychology and Labour Relations at the T.E.I. of Athens (Department of Business Administration). Single author of 19 books and columnist and publicist of Tourism and Business journals, he has been awarded several times for his scientific and authoring work.