Tourism, Security and Safety

1st Edition

From Theory to Practice

Editors: Yoel Mansfeld Abraham Pizam
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750678988
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 11th October 2005
Page Count: 376


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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 Tourists’ 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


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: · Tourism and security issues: including the impact of terror in the hotel market in Israel · Tourism and crime issues: including premises liability, drug trafficking, theft and street robbery · Tourism and safety Issues: including the impact of SARS in Asia and Foot and Mouth Disease in the UK · Tourism crisis management issues: including the 9/11 crisis, public relations, and the aftermath of the Bali bombings

Each chapter has a user friendly structure including study objectives, concept definitions and review questions.

Key Features

· Global view on the relationship between tourism and safety& security issues · The only book that addresses the subject matter from a multi dimensional perspective incorporating the disciplines of hospitality, tourism, geography, management, sociology, psychology, criminology, etc. · Chapters that cover various aspects and methodologies, such as theoretical, empirical and case studies.


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.


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About the Editors

Yoel Mansfeld Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Haifa, Israel

Abraham Pizam Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean & Linda Chapin Eminent Scholar; Chair in Tourism Management, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, USA