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Author : Marcella Daye
School/Work Place : Coventry University, UK
Contact : m.daye@coventry.ac.uk
Year : 2005

This paper examines the coverage of Hurricane Ivan in the Caribbean published in selected leading UK newspapers in September 2004. Quantitative textual analysis have been utilised in this study to determine the main sources of information on the hurricane and to examine the framing of tourist risk in the press accounts of this disaster. It is demonstrated that overseas reporting of Hurricane Ivan in the selected news items tended to present information that seemed to emphasise and heighten tourist vulnerability and risk. Institutional official sources were often quoted to reinforce danger and ‘no-escape’ rather than reporting on management strategies to reduce these risks or measures that were implemented to ensure visitor safety. This paper therefore contends that media management strategies on disasters need to employ more precise and careful monitoring of media accounts of disasters in major generating markets. Such activities may be invaluable in providing assistance to tourism managers regarding decisions on communications strategies and marketing activity aimed at repairing damage and returning to normality in an affected country or region.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
3 Think Tank VIII Tourism Acting as a Factor of Integration: The Case of... file 1686 Oct 13, 2013

Over the past years, reports over brutal, racist attacks in the former eastern states of Germany have filled the headlines of German and international media again and again. Tourism authorities in these states have complained that these att...

Author: Dagmar Lund-Durlacher 

Year: 2008 

» Think Tank V Framing Tourist Risk in UK Press Accounts of Hurricane... file 4371 Oct 13, 2013

This paper examines the coverage of Hurricane Ivan in the Caribbean published in selected leading UK newspapers in September 2004. Quantitative textual analysis have been utilised in this study to determine the main sources of information on...

Author: Marcella Daye 

Year: 2005 

1 Think Tank V Reflecting or Directing Perceptions? Fox Media’s Respo... file 6022 Oct 13, 2013

Disasters at tourism destinations often receive extensive reporting in the news media, particularly when one or more of their own nationals are affected. From terrorism to natural disasters, the stories of tourists and, more recently, their ...

Author: Sue Beeton 

Year: 2005 

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