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

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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


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.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1080/13683500508668220
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Tourism and Services Research (CTSR)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1599 Other Commerce Management, Tourism and Services
Keywords ResPubID18495; China, economic effects, SARS, tourism resilience
Citations in Scopus 174 - View on Scopus
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