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What makes the tourism industry more resilient?…And more…

What makes the tourism industry more resilient?

Organisational resilience in the tourism industry, particularly in a post-disaster environment, is at the heart of innovative marketing research at the University of Canterbury. After joining the University of Canterbury (UC) in June 2013, Senior Lecturer in Marketing Dr Girish Prayag’s work led to him win the 2015 Early & Emerging Career Researcher Award. Among his fields of interest, he is studying consumption experiences in the services industry focusing on the tourism and hospitality industries. “The main area I research is consumption emotions; how people feel when they consume products and services. I also look at how consumers attach themselves to objects and places. But since joining UC, I’ve embarked on research related to organisational resilience in a post-quake environment.” “When I arrived at UC, I saw many of my colleagues doing something on the topic of resilience, as it is of importance. When I looked at the tourism field, there wasn’t much…

 

Regional meeting on UN disaster risk reduction framework set to open in Paraguay

Destroyed houses in the Santa Rosa neighborhood, the area most affected by the earthquake in Muisne, Esmeraldas, Ecuador. Photo: UNICEF/Santiago Arcos

Destroyed houses in the Santa Rosa neighborhood, the area most affected by the earthquake in Muisne, Esmeraldas, Ecuador. Photo: UNICEF/Santiago Arcos

The risk that natural disasters will affect more people in the Americas is increasing as urban centres across the continent continue to experience rapid growth, the head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) for the region has said ahead of a key meeting in Paraguay on the issue. Some 93 major disasters were recorded in the Americas last year second only to Asia as the most disaster-prone region in the world. They include an earthquake in north-western…

 

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