Tourism, Security and Safety
From Theory to Practice
- Yoel Mansfeld, Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Haifa, Israel
- Abraham Pizam, Dean & Linda Chapin Eminent Scholar; Chair in Tourism Management, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, USA
The topic of safety and security in the tourism industry is of vital importance globally. In recent years, and mainly after the 9/11 event, both academics and practitioners have started to look into crisis management issues seeking workable solutions in order to mitigate the negative impacts of safety and security incidences on the tourism industry and affected destinations. Tourism, Safety and Security: a multi dimensional analysis brings together the writings of international leading academics and practitioners in this field to discuss prevention measures and crisis management options, in incidences of tourism safety and security. The layout and content of the book are aimed at analyzing different types of safety and security problems as well as finding managerial strategies and tactics to address them. Divided into four sections this book looks at:Â· Tourism and security issues: including the impact of terror in the hotel market in IsraelÂ· Tourism and crime issues: including premises liability, drug trafficking, theft and street robbery Â· Tourism and safety Issues: including the impact of SARS in Asia and Foot and Mouth Disease in the UKÂ· Tourism crisis management issues: including the 9/11 crisis, public relations, and the aftermath of the Bali bombingsEach chapter has a user friendly structure including study objectives, concept definitions and review questions.
Senior Undergraduates and postgraduates of tourism marketing and tourism management, particularly modules covering Tourism Policy and Development. Also those studying these issues from a variety of disciplines such as: Hospitality Management, Leisure Studies, Tourism Economics, International Relations & Political Sciences, Tourism Geography, Marketing, MBA etc.Secondary market: practitioners e.g. tourism consultants and planners.