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Tourism crisis and disaster management in the Asia-Pacific.

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The aim of this book is to contribute a much deeper understanding of tourism crisis and disaster management with a specific focus on the Asia-Pacific. Chapters contributed by international tourism scholars and practitioners discuss both the theoretical and practical approaches towards successful crisis management. This book examines a number of crisis and disaster types, including crises caused by...

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Chapter 9 (Page no: 132)

From tsunami to recovery: the resilience of the Sri Lankan tourism industry.

This chapter examines the impact the 2004 tsunami had on the tourism industry in Sri Lanka, the response by government and other organizations, and the level of adaptation and resilience that resulted from the response. The chapter suggests that the government must coordinate with the tourism industry in order to expedite the crisis recovery process. Although the central government and its tourism ministry and departments were heavily involved in the tsunami response, regional and local tourism organizations were much less active, either because most were affected by the tsunami or because of ineffective coordination with central government institutions. Therefore the tourism industry may have become less resilient in the long term.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Major themes and perspectives. Author(s): Ritchie, B. W. Campiranon, K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Conceptualizing organizational resilience in tourism crisis management. Author(s): Scarpino, M. R. Gretzel, U.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 33) Theoretical perspectives on crimes against tourists. Author(s): Burton, C. E. Crotts, J. C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 44) The influence of organizational culture on crisis planning: an application of the Competing Values Framework (CVF) in Chinese hotels. Author(s): Wang, J. Ritchie, B. W.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 62) How does crisis leadership influence effective crisis readiness (CR)? Author(s): Cronin, J. Parry, K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 77) Collaborative communication networks: an application in Indonesia. Author(s): Pennington-Gray, L. Cahyanto, I. Schroeder, A. Kesper, A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 97) Integrating tourism into disaster recovery management: the case of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011. Author(s): Muskat, B. Nakanishi, H. Blackman, D.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 116) An analysis of the tourism industry's management responses to political crises in Thailand. Author(s): Kanlayanasukho, V.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 149) Analysing the impact of the 2011 natural disasters on the Central Queensland tourism industry. Author(s): Richardson, S. March, R. Lewis, J. Radel, K.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 161) Influence of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) on the Chinese outbound travel market: a case study of the Shanghai regional market. Author(s): Ma, E. Zhang Yan Qu HaiLin
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 175) The development of a transnational tourism risk, crisis and recovery management network. Author(s): Beirman, D.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 190) The development of new tourism networks to respond to and recover from the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Author(s): Becken, S. Scott, N. Ritchie, B. W.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 209) Ecotourism as a sustainable recovery tool after an earthquake. Author(s): Wang ChinChin Cater, C.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 227) The devastation of Darwin: representing the recovery and reconstruction of Australia after Cyclone Tracy. Author(s): White, L. Frew, E.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 245) Conclusion and future directions. Author(s): Campiranon, K. Ritchie, B. W.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Southern Cross Business School - Lismore, Southern Cross University, Military Road, East Lismore, NSW 2480, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2015
  • ISBN
  • 9781780643250
  • Record Number
  • 20143405770