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The need to use disaster planning frameworks to respond to major tourism disasters: Analysis of Australia’s response to tourism disasters in 2001
chapterposted on 09.04.2019, 00:00 authored by Bruce PrideauxBruce Prideaux
© 2003 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved. This paper looks at the Australian federal government's response to a series of tourism disasters and crises that affected the Australian tourism industry in 2001 and measures these impacts against the response mechanism suggested in the Tourism Disaster Framework Model developed by Faulkner (2001). The paper finds that as shocks often occur with little warning, the establishment of a formal disaster management framework should be given a high priority by government and receive support from the private sector. Had such a mechanism been in place in Australia prior to 2001, the government may have been able to respond to the disasters in a more considered manner.