Title: Duality or dialectics of tourism and safety management

Authors: Teodora Ivanuša; Gašper Hribar

Addresses: Faculty of Logistics, University of Maribor, Mariborska cesta 7, SI-3000 Celje, Slovenia ' Faculty of Logistics, University of Maribor, Mariborska cesta 7, SI-3000 Celje, Slovenia

Abstract: Duality can be seen as consideration of and by interdependencies, or dialectics (in the ancient Greek wording). Tourism and safety management is a pressing case of such a duality, requiring interdisciplinary behaviour of all and only essential professionals, who differ from each other and therefore cooperate creatively. Therefore, security/safety in tourism depends on individual subjective starting-points, which is a quite concerning situation. This article emphasises the 'weakness of duality' or 'absence of duality' in the case of dialectics of tourism and safety (management). Neither tourism managers nor the security/safety community nor the government feel a sufficient need for creative inter-disciplinary cooperation about safety and related necessities requisitely holistically. A model is offered here: social responsibility can informally support systemic behaviour, including issues of security/safety in tourism.

Keywords: crime; cybernetics of security and defense systems; dialectical systems theory; DST; duality; synergy; safety; security; social responsibility; tourism.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTIS.2016.083586

International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems, 2016 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.353 - 363

Available online: 10 Apr 2017 *

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