Int. J. of Business Continuity and Risk Management   »   2012 Vol.3, No.1



Title: Perception of threats and travel choice: the case of Australian outbound tourists


Authors: Robert Inbakaran; Merv Jackson; Babu George


ITFT Future Service Industry University, Hoshiarpur, PGI-Mullanpur Road, District Mohali, Punjab, India.
School of Health Sciences, RMIT University, P.O. Box 71, Bundoora 3083, Australia.
Department of Business Administration, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK-99508, USA


Abstract: This research classifies and examines various threats perceived by tourists about tourism destinations. In particular, it assesses the impact of such threats upon the destination choice and related touristic activities of the Australian outbound tourist market. Australians have a strong preference to travel to Europe followed by Asia, then North America, South America, and finally, Africa.


Keywords: typologies; threats; travel choices; outbound tourism; Australia; tourists; threat perceptions; tourism destinations; destination choice; touristic activities; Europe; Asia; North America; South America; Africa; disease; terrorist attacks; terrorism; unfamiliar cultures; local cultures; business continuity; risk management.


DOI: 10.1504/IJBCRM.2012.045517


Int. J. of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 2012 Vol.3, No.1, pp.41 - 56


Available online: 21 Feb 2012



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