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The 12 articles in this special issue were presented at the Business Enterprises for Sustainable Travel (BEST) Educators Network Think Tank V on the theme of "Managing risk and crisis for sustainable tourism", held at the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, on 16-19 June 2005. Topics...

Author(s)
Dwyer, L.; Sheldon, P. J.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Review International, 2006, 10, 1/2, pp 130 pp.
Abstract

This article addresses the theme of crisis management in tourism by adopting a proactive rather than a reactive perspective. As such, it examines ecolabels as one of the proactive mitigation mechanisms with the capacity to contribute to the creation of a more sustainable future. Specifically,...

Author(s)
Schott, C.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Review International, 2006, 10, 1/2, pp 81-90
Abstract

With the scale and abundance of recent crises, effective destination management has become a highly topical issue within the tourism industry. Risk management is generally promoted as a valuable method of hazard reduction, yet the planning capability of any destination is only truly determined in...

Author(s)
Gurtner, Y.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Review International, 2006, 10, 1/2, pp 57-68
Abstract

This article focuses on the need for destinations to create a knowledge-based system to assist with crisis and disaster management. After laying out the unique needs of the tourism industry for knowledge when disaster strikes, the article describes a knowledge framework designed to assist in such...

Author(s)
Mistilis, N.; Sheldon, P.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Review International, 2006, 10, 1/2, pp 39-46
Abstract

This article describes the impacts on the tourism industry in the Maldives following the tsunami of 26 December 2004 and the formulation of strategies for tourism in response to the disaster. An application of lessons learned from previous disasters that have impacted on tourism, including Severe...

Author(s)
Carlsen, J.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Review International, 2006, 10, 1/2, pp 69-79
Abstract

This paper intends to provoke creative thought into the field of disaster management in tourism. Themes addressed include: tourism 'surety'; areas of tourist protection; risk management; critical risk management steps; crime; hotel security; and issues affecting tourist safety.

Author(s)
Tarlow, P. E.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Review International, 2006, 10, 1/2, pp 17-25
Abstract

This paper deals with crisis and recovery management for tourism destinations. Major issues addressed include: security and safety; travel insurance; governmental travel advisories; the ranking of the severity of crisis events on destinations; perception management; confidence-building measures to...

Author(s)
Beirman, D.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Review International, 2006, 10, 1/2, pp 7-16