Phuket: tsunami and tourism: a preliminary investigation

Gurtner, Yetta K. (2007) Phuket: tsunami and tourism: a preliminary investigation. In: Laws, Eric, Prideaux, Bruce, and Chon, Kaye, (eds.) Crisis Management in Tourism. CAB International, Oxon, UK, pp. 217-233.

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This chapter examines the 2004 tsunami disaster in southern Thailand, its impact on tourism, and the management of the crisis. Based on this preliminary analysis, the following issues that have direct relevance to the design and application of a generic crisis management framework are discussed: (1) risk management with an 'all-hazards' approach; (2) pro-active network and resource development; (3) warnings, awareness and education; (4) communication and media relations; and (5) resilience and vulnerability reduction.

Item ID: 2961
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 1-84593-047-9
Keywords: tourism; disaster planning / policy; Phuket
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Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2009 03:19
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 100%
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