Post Crisis Recovery: The Case of After Cyclone Larry

Prideaux, Bruce, Coghlan, Alexandra, and Falco-Mammone, Fay (2008) Post Crisis Recovery: The Case of After Cyclone Larry. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 23 (2-4). pp. 163-174.

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In recent years a growing number of disasters have affected the tourism industry on scales that range from regional to global. Although there have been a number of significant disasters including SARS, the September 11 attack on the US in 2001, coups in Fiji and the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997/98 the impacts on the tourism industry in the affected regions and/or countries have been surprisingly short-term. There is still much to learn from how crisis events were managed by the various industry and government authorities involved. This paper focuses on aspects of the impact of Cyclone Larry on the North Queensland tourism industry by examining the impact on visitor flows in the short term and recording the views of visitors who had travelled to the region several months after the event. The research identifies aspects of visitor behaviours and expectations that may be of use to industry and government to better inform managers and policy makers in their planning and management functions.

Item ID: 2575
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1540-7306
Keywords: Cyclone Larry; North Queensland; crisis; planning; visitor perceptions
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Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2009 21:54
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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