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dc.contributor.authorMahon, Rochéen
dc.contributor.authorBecken, Susanneen
dc.contributor.authorRennie, Hamishen
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-24T21:50:12Z
dc.date.issued2013-02en
dc.identifier.citationMahon, R., Becken, S., & Rennie, H. (2013). Evaluating the Business Case for Investment in the Resilience of the Tourism Sector of Small Island Developing States. A Background Paper Contributing to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) 2013. LEaP Research Report No. 32. Christchurch: Lincoln University.en
dc.identifier.isbn9780864763174en
dc.identifier.issn1172-0859en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5300
dc.description.abstractOver the last decade, a number of disasters severely affected tourist destinations. At the same time, the management of disasters has shifted from a reactive, top-down approach to a more inclusive approach that seeks to proactively include the private sector in reducing the risk of disasters. Considering that a significant proportion of tourism occurs in the potentially hazardous coastal zones of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), private tourism sector stakeholders can – and maybe have to – play an active role in disaster risk reduction (DRR). Establishing the business merits associated with investment in disaster resilient measures would be necessary to support increased private sector DRR investment. This study therefore evaluated the business case for investment in the resilience of the tourism sector in SIDS. As such, it offers: 1) a greater understanding of the root causes of destination vulnerability and risk using a cross-regional, comparative case study approach; and 2) a qualitative evaluation of the business case for investment in the resilience of SIDS tourism. Semi-structured interviews with 80 private and public sector stakeholders in the Caribbean, Pacific and AIMS regions revealed that some private sector stakeholders already self-regulate based on individual evaluations of a variety of tangible and less tangible benefits. More research is needed to develop the economic and financial data that may possibly encourage greater private sector investment in DRR, as well as, create a supportive and enabling national economic context for resilient tourism investment.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis Background Paper was commissioned and financially supported (award no. OBMO#51870) by the Global Assessment Report team led by Andrew Maskrey based at the Secretariat of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, Geneva, Switzerland.en
dc.format.extent1-166en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/5300en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLEaP Research Reporten
dc.rights©LEaP, Lincoln University, New Zealand 2013. This information may be copied or reproduced electronically and distributed to others without restriction, provided LEaP, Lincoln University is acknowledged as the source of information. Under no circumstances may a charge be made for this information without the express permission of LEaP, Lincoln University, New Zealand.en
dc.subjecttourismen
dc.subjectCaribbeanen
dc.subjectPacificen
dc.subjectMaldivesen
dc.subjectself regulationen
dc.subjectdisaster risk reductionen
dc.subjectbusiness caseen
dc.titleEvaluating the business case for investment in the resilience of the tourism sector of small island developing statesen
dc.typeReport
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Tourism, Sport and Societyen
lu.contributor.unitResearch Management Officeen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff groupen
dc.subject.anzsrc150603 Tourism Managementen
pubs.commissioning-bodyUnited Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reductionen
pubs.confidentialfalseen
pubs.issue32en
pubs.notesA background paper contributing to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) 2013. Can be downloaded from http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/research/research-centres/centre-for-land-environment-and-people/leap-publications/?sti=2en
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pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/5300en
dc.publisher.placeLincoln University, Christchurchen
dc.identifier.eissn1172-0891en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-9247-6625
dc.identifier.eisbn9780864763181en
lu.subtypeCommissioned Reporten


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