Many authors have emphasized the vulnerability of tourist destinations, and thus tourists, to disasters and some have suggested that, in these conditions, tourists may be more exposed to danger than anyone else (Drabek, 1995).
(a) Critically discuss and illustrate out the dissimilar approaches which is adopted by researchers to define disasters and crises.
(b) Critically discuss and examine the prerequisites for and ingredients of effective tourism disaster management planning.
Marine tourism and recreational activities are the main tourist activities in the tourism sector of many destinations including Mauritius. As such, marine resources are extremely significant elements of a destination’s product and their sustainable use is a prerequisite for the development of coastal and marine tourism. The literature has revealed that there are a number of incentive instruments accessible which can be employed as policy tools in management of such resources.
Using relevant instances to demonstrate your arguments critically examine the different incentive instruments accessible to manage the use of such resources and ensure their continued survival.
Tourism planning involves many stakeholders influenced by tourism, comprising residents, public authorities and business interests, so that they might collaborate to develop a shared vision for tourism.
(a) Critically examine the role of stakeholders and interest groups and discuss the factors which affect their level of power in tourism policy process.
(b) Examine the various factors which are critical for the successful collaboration between different stakeholders, using relevant instances to illustrate your answer.
Critically review the case for government intervention in tourism planning and development and using a destination(s) of your choice, analyze how far government has been capable to diminish market failure through its tourism policies.