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Developing a Tourism Continuity Plan
By Dr. Peter E. Tarlow
This is one edition of Tourism Tidbits that you hopefully will never need, but definitely want to keep. No matter how good your risk management may be, the bottom line is that from time to time bad things do happen. No matter what we do, natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes occur, people get sick, a crime happens or a terrorism attack comes at the most unlikely place and at the least expected times. When these unforeseen circumstances happen, it is essential to have developed a tourism continuity plan. No two tourism destinations or attractions are totally alike and therefore perhaps the first thing to remember about a good continuity plan is that it must be tailored-made to fit your particular circumstance. Do not simply use someone else's or a boilerplate plan. What may work in one location may simply not work in another location. Understanding this need for individualization, please consider the following ideas
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About the Author
Dr. Peter E. Tarlow is president of Tourism & More and a well-known speaker throughout the world on topics of importance to the tourism and hotel industry. He also is the writer and editor or the free tourism e-newsletter Tourism Tidbits. Tarlow can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete listing of topics and information, please check our web page http://www.tourismandmore.com/contact.
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