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Author : Yetta Gurtner
School/Work Place : James Cook University, Australia
Contact : yetta.gurtner@jcu.edu.au
Year : 2005

In an era of considerable disaster and uncertainty, many destinations have been made alarmingly aware of the fickle nature of tourism. While peak industry bodies, academics and professionals advocate the introduction of risk/crisis management strategies as a means to better insulate against adversity – the operational capacity and capability of any destination is only truly determined in conditions of duress. Beyond the plethora of complicated theory and rhetoric, most stakeholders understand tangible lessons and solutions. The experience of recently crisis afflicted destinations such as Bali and Phuket provide an opportunity to examine destination vulnerability, response strategies and the common objective of destination recovery. Although still far from achieving the ideal of sustainable tourism, the strategies employed by both of these locations demonstrate that improved destination resistance and resilience may be achieved through greater institutional reform.

Note

As a working paper these case studies are presented as a descriptive examination of real life tourism crisis and associated management strategies. The information provided is primarily based on extensive longitudinal fieldwork/observation, anecdotal evidence, personal communication and various sources of secondary data.


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Datesort
3 Think Tank X Knowledge Economies, Knowledge Making, Complexity Theo... file 1814 Oct 13, 2013

This paper narrates processes associated with the development of microtourism enterprises as one part of a broader organically determined sustainable development agenda in a north eastern coastal village in Bali. The paper’s narrative is co...

Author: Gayle Jennings 

Year: 2010 

2 Think Tank X Agenda 21, the Internet and Globalization – Creating a... file 3614 Oct 13, 2013

This paper discusses the contemporary meeting of three large-scale systems or processes - Agenda 21, the Internet and globalization - and what this historical conjunction means for networking sustainable tourism development. It is important...

Author: Gordon Sillence & Herbert Hamele 

Year: 2010 

» Think Tank V Understanding Tourism Crisis: Case Study of Bali and P... file 4808 Oct 13, 2013

In an era of considerable disaster and uncertainty, many destinations have been made alarmingly aware of the fickle nature of tourism. While peak industry bodies, academics and professionals advocate the introduction of risk/crisis managemen...

Author: Yetta Gurtner 

Year: 2005 

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