Crisis Management in the Tourism Industry


  • Dirk Glaesser, Chief of the Publications Section, World Tourism Organization

The tourism industry is arguably one of the most important sources of income and foreign exchange, and is growing rapidly. However, national and international crises have huge negative economic consequences. Crisis Management in the Tourism Industry aims to illustrate the theories and actions that can be taken to better understand consumer, economic and environmental reaction, in order for the businesses involved to be more prepared for such events. Now in its second edition, this text has been fully revised and extended to include recent events such as Bali, SARS and international terrorism, expanding sections such as:* Terrorism and criminal activities* Risk perceptions and the influencing variables* The stakeholder concepts* Analysis methods- visibility of advantages/disadvantages of methods* Marketing instruments and best practicesWritten by one of the world’s leading experts from the World Tourism Organisation, the book has global coverage, and presents international, up-to-date case studies and examples from countries such as the UK, Australia and USA. The book provides discussion of:* The influential effect of the mass media How crises effect the purchase decision process Destination branding/image and its manipulation Preventative crises management and strategiesCrisis Management in the Tourism Industry is an essential guide to explaining how the tourism industry can prepare and succeed in the face of the effects of crises.
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Primary: 3/4th year undergraduates and post graduates studying tourism and tourism management. Those studying Tourism Theory and Practice and Tourism Management at postgraduate level and tourism management and risk management at undergraduate level.Secondary: relevant to those studying risk management as part of business qualifications and industry/practitioner audience, especially given the author’s connection with the WTO.


Book information

  • Published: April 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6523-0

Table of Contents

Introduction to crisis management: Crises spheres of activity; Methods of analysis and prognosis; Strategic measures of crisis management; Crisis planning and organisational measures; Crisis management instruments; Bibliography; Index