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Tourism Security

Strategies for Effectively Managing Travel Risk and Safety

Tourism security is an important part of both security management and tourism. Private security professionals and police departments in tourism cities, as well as hotels, major attractions, and theme parks, have all come to realize that tourism security and safety issues (often called tourism surety) are essential for industry survival and success. In Tourism Security, leading expert Peter Tarlow addresses a range of key issues in tourism safety and security.

The book guides the reader through a study of tourism security themes and best practices. Topics include the relationship between tourism security and the economy, hotel and motel security, risk and crisis management, public places, transportation, and legal issues. The book also includes case studies of four popular tourist destinations. With each destination, an interview with a police or security representative is included-providing unique, in-depth insight to security concerns.

Tourism Security is an invaluable resource for private security professionals, police departments that serve tourist destinations, and tourism professionals who work in hotels or convention centers, or at attractions, casinos, or events.

Private security professionals and police departments who serve tourist destinations, as well as tourism professionals who work in hotels, at attractions, casinos, at events and in convention centers; students in security programs.

Paperback, 312 Pages

Published: June 2014

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-411570-5


  • "A book on tourism security wins reviewer Mark Rowe over…This book, then, does pose questions to security people in tourist cities...The book ends with four case studies from the Americas." -Professional Security Magazine Online, Sep 03, 2014


  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Tourism Security

    Chapter 2: The Relationship between Tourism Security and the Economy

    Chapter 3: Hotel and Motel Security

    Chapter 4: Risk and Crisis Management

    Chapter 5: Public Gathering Places

    Chapter 6: Aquatic Tourism

    Chapter 7: Transportation

    Chapter 8: Tourism Security Legal Issues

    Chapter 9: Case Studies - Four Tourism Cities


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