Tourism businesses operate in a rapidly changing environment in which unforseen risks and crises can significantly impact on profitability. Risks to tourism businesses can be as simple as customer cancellations through to a major natural disaster, all which can affect the business’ bottom line and long-term sustainability. A Risk Management Plan outlines the framework and processes for identifying and responding to risks and crises that may impact on a business. One of the landmark reports by the APEC International Centre for Sustainable Tourism in collaboration with the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC), produced a comprehensive risk management guide for managing crises in tourism. The ‘Tourism Risk Management Guide’ provides a framework for tourism businesses undertaking a tourism risk management process and developing a Risk Management Plan:
A crisis can have a significant affect on a tourism business whether it directly impacts on the business or occurs within the same region, state or country.
A Risk Management Plan should include adequate crisis management strategies for the prevention and preparedness prior to a crisis and response and recovery following a crisis.
Once a fire is burning, its behaviour is determined by three main factors – fuel, weather and topography – and understanding how they react in these situations can be the difference between life and death.
The South Australian Country Fire Service has developed a hierarchy of places that can offer relative safety from bushfire. They are broken into three categories, and are called Bushfire Safer Settlements, Bushfire Safer Precincts and Last Resort Refuges. It is ...
Bushfires threaten life and property throughout South Australia each summer. Making the right decision to ‘stay and defend ‘or ‘leave early’ for yourself and your family is critical for your safety and survival.
Planning to leave early requires planning and consideration, you need to understand what the triggers are to leave and know what actions you should take before leaving. This Country Fire Service fact sheet will provide you with a plan that ...
Being Bushfire Ready is a shared responsibility between the Government, fire agencies and the community. If you live, work or travel in an area where bushfires can occur, then you need to prepare a bushfire survival plan ahead of time ...
Preparing yourself and your property to survive a bushfire requires thought and planning. With a written and practised Bushfire Survival Plan and a well-maintained home there is a much better chance of surviving a bushfire.
Zero Waste is a lofty goal, but with careful management a community or organisation can start working toward reducing waste to landfill or waste to incineration. Zero Waste has many advantages for a Community and an organisation using the 5 R's. Reduce, reuse, recycle, recover and then residual management.There are economic as well as environmental advantages to minimising waste firstly you reduce capital outlay, reduce cost of waste disposal, reduce cost of waste disposal infrastructure. The environmental advantages include reduced greenhouse gas production, reduced environmental impact of disposal and transportation of waste.
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