By Peter Tarlow (Auth.)
Tourism protection is a vital a part of either safety administration and tourism. inner most safeguard execs and police departments in tourism towns, in addition to resorts, significant points of interest, and topic parks, have all come to gain that tourism safety and security matters (often referred to as tourism surety) are crucial for survival and good fortune. In Tourism Security, prime specialist Peter Tarlow addresses various key matters in tourism security and safety. The ebook courses the reader via a learn of tourism safety subject matters and top practices. themes comprise the connection among tourism protection and the financial system, inn and inn safeguard, probability and hindrance administration, public areas, transportation, and criminal concerns. The ebook additionally contains case experiences of 4 well known vacationer locations. With each one vacation spot, an interview with a police or safety consultant is included-providing distinct, in-depth perception to defense issues. Tourism Security is a useful source for personal defense pros, police departments that serve vacationer locations, and tourism execs who paintings in inns or conference facilities, or at points of interest, casinos, or occasions.
- Explains what tourism safeguard is and descriptions security strategies for various tourism environments
- Serves as a source device and how-to for imposing most sensible practices
- Includes targeted case stories of 4 well known vacationer locations: Charleston, South Carolina, the Dominican Republic, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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A review of the literature from that period makes it clear that crimes against tourists are to a great extent the tourist’s own fault. Although no author came out and stated that hypothesis with such bluntness, the literature of the 1980s indicated that the tourist had it coming to him or her and that tourism may also be responsible to some extent for a greater level of crime against the local population. Lind and Lind (1986) note, “In addition, there is a limited amount of evidence to suggest that tourism might lead to increased rates of crimes in which residents, remains at least some residual effect on local residents.
Assumptions about Crime and Economic Viability Before either of these two major themes can be addressed, we must first look at some assumptions within the world of crime and terrorism and question if these assumptions are valid or not. The first assumption that must be examined is that terrorism is a form of crime. Although it is beyond the scope of this book to enter into the many reasons for criminal and terrorist acts, for the most part, and from the 28 Tourism Security perspective of tourism, this book rejects this assumption.
Marxist analysis then leads to the assumption that tourism is dependent on those classes that have expendable income. To have expendable income means that the visitor is not part of the proletariat and therefore may have provoked the crime of which he or she is the victim. The belief that tourism crimes rise during difficult economic times may well be predicated on a “Robin Hood” scenario. In this scenario, good poor people are driven to crimes due to the ostentatious behavior of rich tourists.