Katherine, washed out one day, back on track the next: a post-mortem of a tourism disaster

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Title Katherine, washed out one day, back on track the next: a post-mortem of a tourism disaster
Author Faulkner, Herbert William; Vikulov, Svetlana
Journal Name Tourism Management
Editor Chris Ryan
Year Published 2001
Place of publication UK
Publisher Pergamon
Abstract One of the certainties in the evolution of a tourist destination is that, at some point of its history, one of its visitors will be a disaster of one kind or another. Regardless of whether this is triggered by some extreme natural event (flood, cyclone, earthquake) or malevolent human action (war, pathological behaviour), it is also certain that the destination will cope with the challenges the situation presents more effectively if it has a tourism disaster management plan in place. This paper aims to refine a previously developed model for tourism disaster management plans (companion paper) by examining the case of the 1998 Australia Day flood at Katherine. In the process, the potential contribution of such a plan to destination preparedness is illustrated, and valuable insights into the details of such a plan and the more enduring tourism impacts of disasters are provided.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/30472/description#description
Copyright Statement Copyright 2001 Elsevier : Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher : This journal is available online - use hypertext links.
Volume 22
Issue Number 4
Page from 331
Page to 344
ISSN 0261-5177
Date Accessioned 2002-04-17
Language en_AU
Subject Tourism
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/3736
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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