Mitigating impact from natural disasters, building resilience in tourism: the case of Kerala

Azzali, Simona, Kamble, Zilmiyah, Thirumaran, K., Wong, Caroline, and Wood, Jacob (2020) Mitigating impact from natural disasters, building resilience in tourism: the case of Kerala. In: Chaiechi, Taha, (ed.) Economic Effects of Natural Disasters: theoretical foundations, methods, and tools. Elsevier, London, UK, pp. 119-129.

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Abstract

The spate of natural disasters in recent years has spawned a great deal of research on various challenges in disaster preparation, response, and recovery. Not much attention has been given to scholarly analyses of policies adapting to post–disaster management that have implications for key sectors of a country’s economy. The strong inverse relationship between tourism and natural disasters underscores the vulnerability of tourism determined by the extent of direct and indirect impact from natural disasters, hence a need to evaluate post–disaster management. This study examines the 2018 Kerala flood and its impact on tourism through a critical assessment of the responses of government agencies and organizations. Understanding the extent of policy adaptations during and after the 2018 Kerala flood in India allows us to develop a framework for policymakers and other stakeholders to consider impact-limiting measures and construct built-in resilience in the tourism industry.

Item ID: 64584
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-12-817465-4
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2020 02:42
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140216 Tourism Economics @ 50%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150601 Impacts of Tourism @ 50%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900301 Economic Issues in Tourism @ 20%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900303 Tourism Infrastructure Development @ 60%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services @ 20%
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