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Emergency Management for Tourism Professionals

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The 21st Century has been described as the century of travel, and yet many popular destinations that tourists travel to are experiencing increasing numbers of natural and man-made disasters: floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, transportation accidents, and building collapses - the list is both long and familiar.

This unique part-time course offers travel and tourism professionals a vital opportunity to examine their own planning (before, during and after a crisis) with a view to improving their integration with wider national and international emergency management practices and principles.

By the end of the course you will be able to review and improve your plans and systems in the light of the following key areas:

  • Where does travel and tourism sit within the national emergency management planning?
  • What can travel and tourism professionals do to improve overall risk reduction?
  • What are the unique needs of tourists during an emergency?
  • How are major incidents routinely managed by emergency services?
  • How are tourists located, identified and repatriated after an emergency?
  • What are the needs and capabilities that travel and tourism share with emergency managers to improve integration?

Set at only three days, this course recognises that busy people find it difficult to be away from their work for long periods.

We also offer bespoke three day courses for groups of professionals.

For more information about the Disaster Management Centre, please visit our dedicated website.

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Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Course details

During this course you'll be furthering your knowledge of national and international emergency management practices, developing your skills in emergency planning in relation to natural and man-made disasters.

Key areas that will be addressed include:

  • Definitions and concepts
  • Risk reduction and sustainable recovery
  • Risk analysis, hazards and vulnerabilities
  • The roles of key players
  • Information management
  • Decision-making systems
  • Early warning systems and evacuation
  • Problem analysis and planning
  • Impact on, and recovery of, tourism
  • Media management
  • Public awareness strategies
  • Environmental issues
  • Post-disaster investigations.

How to apply

If you have any further questions about the course, please email Lauren Jarrad or call her on +44 (0)1202 961260

​Alternatively, please visit the BUDMC website. 

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