Tourism, Security and Safety

From Theory to Practice

Edited by

  • 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:Ā· Tourism and security issues: including the impact of terror in the hotel market in IsraelĀ· Tourism and crime issues: including premises liability, drug trafficking, theft and street robbery Ā· Tourism and safety Issues: including the impact of SARS in Asia and Foot and Mouth Disease in the UKĀ· 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.
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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.


Book information

  • Published: October 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7898-8

Table of Contents

LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS PROLOGUE Abraham Pizam and Yoel Mansfeld 1. Towards a Theory of Tourism Security Yoel Mansfeld (University of Haifa) and Abraham Pizam (University of Central Florida) SECTION I: TOURISM, TERRORISM AND CIVIL UNREST ISSUES Introduction Yoel Mansfeld (University of Haifa) and Abraham Pizam (University of Central Florida) 2. A Social Theory of Terrorism and Tourism Peter Tarlow (Tourism & More Consulting) 3. War, Terror, and the Tourism Market in Israel Aliza Fleischer (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Steven Buccola (Oregon State University) 4. Tourism and Civil Disturbances: An Evaluation of Recovery Strategies in Fiji 1987-2000 Brian King (Victoria University) and Tracy Berno (CPIT) SECTION II: TOURISM AND CRIME ISSUES Introduction Yoel Mansfeld (University of Haifa) and Abraham Pizam (University of Central Florida) 5. The Growth of the Caribbean Narcoeconomy: Implications for Tourism Jerome L. McElroy (Saint Mary's College)6. Do Incidences of Theft at Tourist Destinations have a Negative Effect on Touristsā€™ Decisions to Travel to Affected Destinations? Judy Holcomb and Abraham Pizam (University of Central Florida) 7. The Tourist and his Criminal: Patterns in Street Robbery Dee Wood Harper (Loyola University, New Orleans)SECTION III: TOURISM AND SAFETY ISSUES Introduction Yoel Mansfeld (University of Haifa) and Abraham Pizam (University of Central Florida) 8. Recovering from SARS: The Case of Toronto Tourism Geoffry Wall (University of Waterloo)9. Risk Management for Australian Commercial Adventure Tourism Operations Damian Morgan (Monash University) and Martin Fluker (Victoria University) 10. The Effect of Disaster on Peripheral Tourism Places and the Disaffection of Prospective Visitors Wilson Irvine (Robert Gordon University) and Alistair R Anderson (Robert Gordon University) 11. Safety and Security Issues Affecting Inbound Tourism in the Peopleā€™s Republic of China Zelia Breda (Universidade de Aveiro) and Carlos Costa (Universidade de Aviero) 12. When Wildlife Encounters Go Wrong: Tourist Safety Issues Associated with Threatening Wildlife Gianna Moscardo (James Cook University), Matthew Taverner (Hong Kong) and Barbara Woods (James Cook University) SECTION IV: TOURISM CRISIS MANAGEMENT ISSUES Introduction Yoel Mansfeld (University of Haifa) and Abraham Pizam (University of Central Florida) 13. Public Relations and Advertising Strategies for Tourist Destination Image Crises Eli Avraham (University of Haifa)14. A Comparative Assessment of Three South East Asian Tourism Recovery Campaigns: Singapore Roars: Post SARS, Wow Philippines 2003 and Bali Post October 12, 2003 Bombing David Beirman (Israel Tourism Office)15. The Role of Security Information in Tourism Crisis Management: The Missing Link Yoel Mansfeld (University of Haifa) 16. Crisis Management and Recovery: How Washington, DC Hotels Respond to Terrorism Greg Stafford (General Manager, Holiday Inn-on-the-Hill), Larry Yu (George Washington University) and Alex Kobina Armoo (Baltimore International College)17. Hospitality Crisis Management Practices: The Israeli Case Aviad Israeli (Ben Gurion University of the Negev) and Arie Reichel (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)18. Tour Operators and Destination Safety Nevenka Cavlek (University of Zagreb)SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS Yoel Mansfeld (University of Haifa) and Abraham Pizam (University of Central Florida) INDEX