Safety and Insecurity in Tourism: The Caribbean Tourism Organization Analytical Essay by Kien

Safety and Insecurity in Tourism: The Caribbean Tourism Organization
This paper critically examines safety and insecurity as current issues in the tourism industry through a case study of the Caribbean Tourism Organization.
# 153594 | 5,114 words | 20 sources | APA | 2013 | KE
Published on Jul 05, 2013 in Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Tourism (General)

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The paper explores safety and insecurity concerns in the tourism industry with a focus on the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The paper describes how safety and security constitute current issues in the tourism and hospitality industry today, and looks at how the Caribbean Tourism Organization plays a very crucial role in marketing the region as a tourist destination and in ensuring appropriate measures are put in place to ensure the security and safety of the tourists. The paper relates that through enhanced regional cooperation and establishment of tourist police programs in the region, violence meted out against tourists has been contained.

Caribbean Tourism Organization
Evaluation of the Efforts

From the Paper:

"Safety and security concerns in the tourism industry constitute a major part of the public debate across the debate. This has emanated from the persistent decline in security of the tourists due to increased acts of violence, crime and terrorism against tourists and their favorite destinations (OECD, 2010:74). This issue has been in existence for decades and it is a phenomenon with a global outlook. The incidence of the growing insecurity has adversely affected the economic performance of the tourism industry in entirety as tourists tend to avoid destinations and attraction sites they perceive as insecure. The increased fear among tourists stem form aggravated body injuries and even deaths which tourists have sustained in the hands of terrorists and other criminals who target the unsuspecting visitors. Though these effects may deter tourists from travelling to certain parts of the world, the World Travel and Tourism Council in 2003 reported that revenue generated by the tourist industry would grow by approximately 2.3 percent (Fisher, 2003:36). This trend points to the need of players and stakeholders in tourist industry to institutionalize measure that would ensure enhanced security and safety of the tourists."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barrows, C. W., & Powers, T. (2008). Introduction to Management in the Hospitality Industry. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Buhalis, D., & Costa, C. (2006). Tourism management dynamics: trends, management and tools. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Drakos, K., & Kutan, A. M. (2003). Regional Effects of Terrorism on Tourism in Three Mediterranean Countries. Journal of Conflict Resolution , 47 (5), 621-641.
  • Duval, D. T. (2004). Tourism in the Caribbean: trends, development, prospects. London: Routledge.
  • Enders, W., Sandler, T., & Parise, G. F. (2000). An Econometric Analysis of the Impact of Terrorism on Tourism. Kyklos , 45 (5), 531-554.

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