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Resilient Tourism: Competitiveness in the Face of Disasters

Published by: World Bank, 2020

This document presents the case to government decision-makers, tourism private sector stakeholders and development partners that the industry must act urgently to integrate resilience as a core component of its competitiveness agenda. Its objectives are to:  

  • build knowledge of how and why the tourism sector is vulnerable to disaster and climate risks;
  • raise awareness of disaster and climate impacts on tourism competitiveness;  
  • examine barriers to proactive mitigation and risk-informed decision-making; and  
  • present examples of approaches in different  countries. 

The  report flags the need for research and methodology in this emerging field and proposes a Resilient Tourism Framework to integrate preparedness, response and recovery actions into the sector.