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Short-term perturbations and Tourism Effects: the case of SARS in China

Zeng, Benxiang, Carter, Rodney William and DeLacy, Terry (2005) Short-term perturbations and Tourism Effects: the case of SARS in China. Current Issues in Tourism, 8 (4). pp. 306-322. ISSN 1368-3500

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The 2003 SARS epidemic created a significant negative impact on tourism development in China. This paper reviews the effects on tourism of different short-term crises, analyses the effects of SARS and explores the possibility of tourism businesses being buffered from such short-term crisis and the possible new motivations derived from the crisis. Tourism’s lack of resistance but high resilience to short term crises provides tourism and regional planning challenges. These characteristics suggest diversification and partnerships can minimise community vulnerability to crises and rapid economic recovery is possible based on tourism’s resilient nature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID18495; China, economic effects, SARS, tourism resilience
Subjects: Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Tourism and Services Research (CTSR)
Current > FOR Classification > 1599 Other Commerce Management, Tourism and Services
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2012 04:49
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 05:49
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