Title: Tourism disaster management in an age of terrorism

Authors: Peter Tarlow

Addresses: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77840-2609, USA

Abstract: The following article differentiates between the concepts of risk management, disaster management, and crisis management. Although a great deal has been written about the need for risk and crisis management, precious little has been written about the intermediate steps between risk and crisis management, disaster management. The article attempts to look at this issue both from the academic and applied perspective, offering both a theoretical vision and an applied aspect. The article is meant to create debate within the tourism professional community and challenge that community to be prepared for continual change in an ever more dangerous world. Special emphasis is given to issues of tourism and terrorism.

Keywords: allocentric tourists; crises; crisis management; narco-terrorism; risk management; narcotics traffickers; illegal drugs; drug smuggling; tourism; anthropology; tourist industry; security; disasters; hospitality; disaster management; emergency management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTA.2011.043709

International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, 2011 Vol.1 No.3/4, pp.254 - 272

Available online: 14 Nov 2011 *

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