Tourism and Earthquakes

Edited by: C. Michael Hall, Girish Prayag

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Channel View Publications
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234mm x 156mm
Price: £99.95
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of the relationship between tourism and earthquakes through all stages of a disaster. It discusses the measures available to manage tourism after earthquakes and examines the means to mitigate the potential impacts of earthquakes on tourism. The chapters address important questions such as 'are tourists who come to earthquake regions immediately after an earthquake a benefit or a burden for recovery?' and 'should priority be given to evacuate tourists after an earthquake hits?'. The volume provides insights into the ethical, commercial and socioeconomic issues facing tourism after a major earthquake. It will be useful to students and researchers in tourism studies, tourism planning and marketing, natural hazards, and destination and disaster management.

Hall and Prayag present an excellent overview of the complex relationship between earthquakes and the tourism system. While tourism destinations and tourists will continue to be affected by future earthquake disasters, this book highlights that much can be done to mitigate earthquake risks, and that improving tourism resilience can expedite tourism recovery.

Caroline Orchiston, University of Otago, New Zealand

Given the recent rise in the number of earthquakes globally, this very important book will provide relevant information to the tourism industry which can help navigate future earthquake crises. What a terrific addition to the tourism disaster management literature.

Lori Pennington-Gray, University of Florida, USA

C. Michael Hall is a professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and has written widely on tourism, regional development and environmental change.

Girish Prayag is a professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is co-author of Tourism and Resilience (with C. Michael Hall and A. Amore, 2018) and publishes on disaster tourism and organisational resilience.

Tables, Figures, Plates 

Chapter 1. C. Michael Hall & Girish Prayag: Earthquakes and Tourism: Impacts, Responses and Resilience – an Introduction

Chapter 2. Barbara Martini & Marco Platania: The Resilience of a Tourist Destination: Seismic Risk Perception by Tourism Operators in the Etna Area, Italy

Chapter 3. Subhajit Das & Premangshu Chakrabarty: Crisis Communication System and Earthquake Preparedness of Tourism Sector in LDCs: A Study on Nepal

Chapter 4. I Nengah Subadra: Mitigating Earthquake and Tsunami Risks in Coastal Tourism Sites in Bali

Chapter 5. Alberto Amore: It is Not Just About a Convention Centre: Expectations and Disillusions from Tourism-Relevant Stakeholders in Post-Earthquake Christchurch

Chapter 6. Nigel D. Morpeth: Bringing Relief to a Natural Disaster Zone Through 'Being a Tourist': The Case of the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti

Chapter 7. Atsuko Hashimoto & David J. Telfer: The Tourism Industry Response in Assisting Resident Evacuees After the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes

Chapter 8. Andri N.R. Mardiah and Jon C. Lovett: Handicraft Shopping Tourism After the Jogjakarta Earthquake: Recovery Network, Risk Perceptions and the Implications

Chapter 9. Shupin (Echo) Fang, Girish Prayag & Lucie K. Ozanne: Earthquakes, Psychological Resilience and Organizational Resilience: Tourism Entrepreneurs in Kaikōura, New Zealand

Chapter 10. Daniel Wright: Ghost Towns and Tourism: L'Aquila, Italy Post-Earthquake

Chapter 11. Girish Prayag & C. Michael Hall: Conclusion: Earthquakes and Tourism – an Emerging Research Agenda


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