Traveling Safely in an Unsafe World – A Shared Responsibility

Gurtner, Yetta, and King, David (2021) Traveling Safely in an Unsafe World – A Shared Responsibility. In: Wilks, Jeff, Pendergast, Donna, Leggat, Peter A., and Morgan, Damian, (eds.) Tourist Health, Safety and Wellbeing in the New Normal. Springer, New York, NY, USA, pp. 167-187.

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Tourism is one of the world’s largest industry drivers of growth, development and employment. The industry has in the past displayed an inherent sensitivity to adversity but has gradually taken on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) principles that increasingly focus on collaboration and partnerships to minimise hazard and disaster impacts. Although more common and visible, potential hazards however extend beyond the geophysical and meteorological exposure of natural hazards. The world was to an extent unprepared for the sweeping impacts of COVID-19. DRR strategies developed to protect lives and ensure safety, have had unplanned consequences of destroying livelihoods and economies globally. In mitigating disasters, we face the implications and responsibility to avoid causing secondary disasters.

Item ID: 73109
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-981-16-5415-2
Keywords: Disaster risk reduction (DRR); Disaster management; Resilience; Tourism; COVID-19
Copyright Information: © The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2022 03:59
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4406 Human geography > 440610 Social geography @ 50%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4407 Policy and administration > 440713 Tourism policy @ 50%
SEO Codes: 11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1104 Tourism services > 110499 Tourism services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1999 Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards > 199999 Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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