Source: Emergency Management Australia, 2004 in Tourism Risk Management; An Authoritative Guide to Managing Crises in Tourism, APEC International Centre for Sustainable Tourism, 2006
An effective risk management strategy should include the development of strategies for preventing / mitigating identified risks, having processes and plans in place for potential risk occurrences, identifying processes for responding to crises when they occur and identifying actions for recovery following a crises. The Tourism Tropical North Queensland Tourism Crises Management Plan provides a best practice example of a successful risk management plan. The success of the plan can be attributed to the extensive planning process and stakeholder engagement undertaken in developing and implementing the plan.
Destinations that are able to respond and recover quickly from a crises are those that have clearly defined risk management plans and allocated roles and communications structures.
One of the biggest risks facing the tourism industry today is climate change. Climate change will directly impact on Australian tourism and on the economic benefits that tourism generates through the loss or degradation of tourist attractions, the costs of adaptation, and replacement costs for capital infrastructure. Destinations must recognise climate change as a significant risk to tourism in their destination and develop strategies to adapt and mitigate negative impacts. A major report developed by the STCRC, The Impacts of Climate Change on Australian Tourism Destinations; Developing Adaptation and Response Strategies, provides case studies of several Australian tourism destinations, describing the potential impacts of climate change on the destination and highlighting actions to reduce these impacts over time.
This Guide provides useful information for tourism operators and managers on best-practice processes to develop a risk management strategy for a destination or a business and how to implement the strategy and to maintain its effectiveness over time. It provides ...
Three half-day training programs and all of the necessary supporting material, provide both a general overview to risk management in tourism and specific directions on the development of risk management strategies for destinations and businesses.
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