Tourism Safety and Security

Safety and security are of paramount importance to tourism destinations wishing to maintain a positive tourism experience for travellers. Since tourism deals with movement of people from their homes to various destinations, safety and security of lives and properties of these people have been one of the main concerns of providers of tourist’s products and services. Issue of safety and security is important to the image of a tourist destination and for visitor satisfaction. More than any other economic activity, the success or failure of a tourism destination depends on being able to provide a safe and secure environment for visitors. So planning for tourism safety and security requires consideration of risks originating in four source areas:

  • Human and institutional environment outside the tourism sector.
  • The tourism sector and related commercial sectors.
  • The individual traveller (personal risks).
  • Physical or environmental risks (natural, climatological, epidemiological).

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