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Tourism security: strategies for effectively managing travel risk and safety

Tourism security: strategies for effectively managing travel risk and safety

Tarlow, Peter E

Tourism security is an important part of both security management and tourism. Private security professionals and police departments in tourism cities, as well as hotels, major attractions, and theme parks, have all come to realize that tourism security and safety issues (often called tourism surety) are essential for industry survival and success. In Tourism Security, leading expert Peter Tarlow addresses a range of key issues in tourism safety and security. The book guides the reader through a study of tourism security themes and best practices. Topics include the relationship between tourism security and the economy, hotel and motel security, risk and crisis management, public places, transportation, and legal issues. The book also includes case studies of four popular tourist destinations. With each destination, an interview with a police or security representative is included-providing unique, in-depth insight to security concerns. Tourism Security is an invaluable resource for private security professionals, police departments that serve tourist destinations, and tourism professionals who work in hotels or convention centers, or at attractions, casinos, or events. Explains what tourism security is and outlines safety procedures for different tourism environments Serves as a resource tool and how-to for implementing best practices Includes detailed case studies of four popular tourist destinations: Charleston, South Carolina, the Dominican Republic, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

eBook, Paperback, Electronic resource, Book. English.
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Published Waltham, MA: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Peter E. Tarlow
ISBN: 0124115705, 0124115721, 9780124115705, 9780124115729


  1. Introduction to Tourism Security
  2. The Relationship between Tourism Security and the Economy
  3. Hotel and Motel Security
  4. Risk and Crisis Management
  5. Public Gathering Places
  6. Aquatic Tourism
  7. Transportation
  8. Tourism Security Legal Issues
  9. Case Studies - Four Tourism Cities


"...relevant and a suitable reference for all tourism and hospitality invaluable resource for law enforcement and the private security sector...a down-to-earth and easy-to-read style that would also make the book suitable as an undergraduate and graduate student reference."--Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research, Tourism Security

"...timely in its release and a good reference for the tourism security manager.the meat of the book is valuable and all-inclusive...The best tools in the book deal with risk and crisis management."--Security Management, Tourism Security

"A book on tourism security wins reviewer Mark Rowe over.This book, then, does pose questions to security people in tourist cities...The book ends with four case studies from the Americas." -Professional Security Magazine Online, Sep 03, 2014