Tourism and Earthquakes Edited by: C. Michael Hall, Girish Prayag

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31 Oct 2020
Aspects of Tourism
Channel View Publications
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of the relationship between tourism and earthquakes through all stages of a disaster. It discusses the measures available to manage tourism after earthquakes and examines the means to mitigate the potential impacts of earthquakes on tourism. The chapters address important questions such as ‘are tourists who come to earthquake regions immediately after an earthquake a benefit or a burden for recovery?’ and ‘should priority be given to evacuate tourists after an earthquake hits?’. The volume provides insights into the ethical, commercial and socioeconomic issues facing tourism after a major earthquake. It will be useful to students and researchers in tourism studies, tourism planning and marketing, natural hazards, and destination and disaster management.


Hall and Prayag present an excellent overview of the complex relationship between earthquakes and the tourism system. While tourism destinations and tourists will continue to be affected by future earthquake disasters, this book highlights that much can be done to mitigate earthquake risks, and that improving tourism resilience can expedite tourism recovery.

- Caroline Orchiston, University of Otago, New Zealand

Given the recent rise in the number of earthquakes globally, this very important book will provide relevant information to the tourism industry which can help navigate future earthquake crises. What a terrific addition to the tourism disaster management literature.

- Lori Pennington-Gray, University of Florida, USA

Author Biography:

C. Michael Hall is a professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and has written widely on tourism, regional development and environmental change.

Girish Prayag is a professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is co-author of Tourism and Resilience (with C. Michael Hall and A. Amore, 2018) and publishes on disaster tourism and organisational resilience.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate

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