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Living in a wildfire: the relationship between crisis management and community resilience in a tourism-based destination

Author(s): Elizabeth A. Cartier, Lorraine L. Taylor
Year Published: 2020
Description:

This study contributes to the understanding of the relationship between crisis management procedures and local resilience responses. Utilizing the context of the 416 wildfire in southwest Colorado during the summer of 2018, this study proposes that community resilience is a process that is impacted by the decision-making surrounding the reduction of the disaster impact. The results of this study argue that interpreting the community response to crisis management from the lens of resilience will allow decision-makers to more thoroughly understand the impact on the community and the related tourism industry. This research proposes a path of integration between crisis management and community response to be used for navigating the challenges that occur during uncontrolled natural disasters impacting community sustainability.

Citation: Cartier, Elizabeth A.; Taylor, Lorraine L. 2020. Living in a wildfire: the relationship between crisis management and community resilience in a tourism-based destination. Tourism Management Perspectives 34:100635. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2020.100635
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Crisis Communication, Fire & Recreation
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 21086
Record updated: May 5, 2020