1st Edition

Tourism Safety, Security and Resilience Integrated Community-Based Approaches

    346 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This significant volume critically explores the implications of tourism safety and security and how communities in tourism destinations try to be resilient in the face of these impacts.

    Written by leading scholars, this book offers new insight into the conceptual and practical knowledge of community resilience due to tourism security and safety issues. Chapters examine these topics through an integrated community perspective to provide comprehensive consideration of the interconnected facets of a community, encompassing social, economic, environmental and cultural dimensions when evaluating and addressing matters pertaining to tourism management, safety, security and resilience. The book is structured around conceptual, theoretical and practical strategies employed by destinations to foster and sustain community resilience, particularly during periods of crisis, as well as communities in the context of tourism recovery. It examines this across geographical borders and in many different contexts (not just locations) of tourism or types of tourism, such as religious tourism, and different types of crises, including natural disasters, pandemics and terrorism.

    This book is essential reading for all tourism students, researchers and academics as well as those interested in conflict and crisis recovery.

    1. Introduction. 

    Rami K. Isaac, Shem Wambugu Maingi and Vanessa GB Gowresunkaar


    Part I. Concepts, Practices and Realities of Tourism Safety, Security and Community Resilience


    2. The Impact of Risk Perception Among Dutch Residents Towards South Africa as a Travel Destination

    Rami K. Isaac


    3. Enhancing tourist safety and security in South Africa: Recommendations for addressing crime in the tourism sector

    Madiseng Messiah Phori and Unathi Sonwabile Henama


    4. Assessing the Preparedness of Malawi's Tourism and Hospitality Industry For Terrorist Attacks

    Eugenio Njoloma and Grace Kamanga


    5. Cross-Cultural Aspects of Risk, Security and Safety in Tourism and Hospitality: Hofstede’s Cultural Variables Framework

    Kaan Koc, Sercan Hatipoglu and Erdogan Koc


    6. Creative Tourism and Last-chance Tourism in Perspective

    Maximiliano E. Korstanje


    Part II. Theoretical Frameworks on Tourism Safety, Security and Community Resilience


    7. Resilient Tourism and Contributions of the System Theory: The Case of Portugal

    Fátima L. Carvalho and Sílvia Fernandes


    8. Structuring Unstructured Decisions During Turbulent Times: Mapping Environmental Change and Adaptations

    Forest Ma and Drew Martin


    9. The Role of Governance in Building Resilience in Post-conflict Tourism Destinations: Case of Minca, Colombia

    Luz Helena Díaz Rocca and Seweryn Zielinski


    10. A Multi-theoretical Perspective on Tourism Safety, Security and Community Resilience in Kenya

    Beatrice Wekhe Misorimaligayo


    Part III. Case Studies on Communities' Resilience to Tourism Safety and Security


    11. Local Institutional Role in Developing Community-based Tourism in Bir Zeit

    Sara Imeid


    12. Tourism Safety as a Catalyst for Sustainable Community Resilience: Best Practices and Global Implications

    Deborah Kangai, Sebastian Ongango Odunga, Eliyas Ebrahim Aman, Christine Kinyua Weveti, Árpád Ferenc Papp-Váry, Viktoria Szente and Szabo Kinga


    13. Effects of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Indian Tourism and Hospitality Workers

    Lakhvinder Singh


    14. Community Vulnerability to Safety in Cape Town Township Tourism, South Africa

    Thandokazi Lulu Mbane and Ikechukwu O. Ezeuduji


    15. Polycentric and Participatory approaches to Hotel Security and Community policing in Tourism: A Bibliographical review

    Shem Wambugu Maingi and Angore B. Mbitha


    16. Atmospheric Justice and Injustice in Insecure Tourism Destinations 

    Hugues Séraphin, Daniel Paiva, Shem Wambugu Maingi, Rosaline Ferreira de Oliveira, Maximiliano E. Korstanje, Claudel Mombeuil and Frederic Dosquet


    17. Pecalang and Tourism Resilience in Bali: Evolution from Local Customary Guard to International Security Force

    I Nengah Subadra


    Part IV. Tourism Safety, Security and Resilience, From a Community Viewpoint


    18. Transitioning Towards Recovery: An Analysis of Vietnamese Domestic Tourist Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

    Van Da Huynh and Khanh-Quoc Duong


    19. Contextualising the Interplay of Community Resilience and Digital Technologies to Create Sustainable Destinations: Two Complementary Cases

    Gulen Hashmi and Osama Khassawneh


    20. Tourism Recovery after Natural Disasters – Case Studies on How to Approach the Community, Decision-makers and Other Public and Private Stakeholders 

    Barbara Pavlaković Farrell, Elena Cedrola, Marta Giovannetti and Grazia Li Pomi


    21. Community Engagement and Destination Safety: Case Study of Beach Hostess

    Attambayaintavida Vinodan, Sethu Meera and Mishra Shreeansh


    Part V. Conclusion


    22. Conclusion

    Shem Wambugu Maingi, Rami K. Isaac and Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar


    Rami K. Isaac is Senior Lecturer in Tourism at the Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands.

    Shem Wambugu Maingi is a Lecturer in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Kenyatta University in Kenya.

    Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar is an Associate Professor and Vice President of the International Tourism Studies Association at the Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur, India.

    “Combining community case studies and conceptual discussions, this volume presents a uniquely wide ranging set of interpretations of the highly relevant issues of safety and security in tourism. In an unstable world, this volume contributes significantly to our understanding of dealing with uncertainty in tourism, a problem of increasing concern and importance that needs exactly this sort of examination.”

    Richard Butler, Emeritus Professor.

    “This valuable book addresses several critical factors for destination success – safety, security, and resilience. A rich explanation of these factors is provided through many fascinating case studies drawn from throughout the world. The emphasis is on solutions based on community initiatives, which is a refreshing approach not found in many texts. Undoubtedly, this is an essential read for students of tourism development and all others with an interest in tourism and community well-being.”

    Alastair M. Morrison, Ph.D., Research Professor, School of Management and Marketing, University of Greenwich, London, Vice-President, International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA), Co-Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Tourism Cities (IJTC), CEO, Belle Tourism International Consulting (China).