Tourism Crisis and Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific by Brent W. Ritchie, Kom Campiranon

By Brent W. Ritchie, Kom Campiranon

The Asia-Pacific region is outstanding as one of many quickest growing to be tourism areas and never unusually, tourism during this zone has develop into the main driving force of worldwide tourism mostly. still, tourism industries in Asia Pacific have been challenged in recent times by means of a couple of significant crises and failures together with terrorism, outbreaks (e.g. SARS and chicken Flu), common mess ups (e.g. tsunamis, bushfires, flooding), and political problem (e.g. protests and political instability).The target of this booklet is to give a contribution to the certainty of obstacle and catastrophe administration more often than not, yet with a selected specialise in the Asia Pacific. With chapters contributed by way of overseas students and practitioners, this e-book discusses either the theoretical and functional ways towards profitable problem and catastrophe administration.

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Certain organizations were able to expand their ability to respond to disaster without altering their structure or core business (Quarantelli, 1996). Each of these organizations would be likely to face different challenges in fulfilling their role in disaster situations. Taking Quarantelli’s typology into consideration, crisis management frameworks in tourism that not only recognize different types of organizations in these situations but which are tailored to guide specific organizations such as DMOs in crisis responses, will be of particular use.

While the new model sheds light on specific areas and actions to be addressed in crisis management, it is import­ ant to emphasize that the model does not represent a one-size-fits-all approach. Resilient organizations ensure they possess the capability, resources and knowledge levels to pursue and develop resilience resources. The actions and activities outlined in the CM and OR models independently, much less together, suggest involvement of a large number of resilience resources (economic, computer and human) as well those that are tangible and intangible.

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