Crisis management for event tourism is a very important issue nowadays. In this article review, the two articles are analyzed. The articles under analysis are “Crisis Management for Event Tourism” by Sevil Sonmez, Sheila Backman, and Lawrence Allen, and “Tourism in Post-Crisis is Tourism in Pre-Crisis: A Review of the Literature on Crisis Management in Tourism” by Christof Pforr. In both articles, the question about crisis management for tourism is raised, analyzed, and well discussed. Both articles not only provide the important information on crisis management in tourism, but they also offer different ideas for tourism management.
Crisis in Tourism
Crisis in tourism appears to be an important topic, because recently there were several bombings in Egypt, London, Mumbai, and other big cities that attract tourists. The frequency of these bombings is quite shocking for tourists. Different negative events can happen in a life of a tourist, when he is touring around the world. There is always crisis somewhere in the world, and tourists often suffer from this crisis.
Tourism business must react to this crisis. The article “Tourism in Post-Crisis is Tourism in Pre-Crisis: A Review of the Literature on Crisis Management in Tourism” by Christof Pforr gives a profound information on what measures are taken to predict crisis, and what results can be achieved by these measures. The approach in the article is systematic and conceptional. The author of the article analyzes how tourism reacts to crisis, and how business can prepare everything to the crisis period. The article investigates the literature that is related to crisis management in tourism and identifies problems and questions of modern academic discourse.
People tour around the world for different reasons. Some of the reasons are to visit a concert, a festival, or another special event. This kind of events is usually considered to be fun and bring joy to a tourist who takes part in these events. However, sometimes these events are related with disasters and other disruptive events. These disasters bring fear and panic to a joyful event in which a tourist takes part. The article “Crisis Management for Event Tourism” by Sevil Sonmez, Sheila Backman, and Lawrence Allen analyzes crisis in tourism and the ways to manage it. The article gives profound analysis of the crisis management in tourism, and it gives important information that people must know to prevent crisis. The purpose of the article is to set a distinction between crisis management in touristic places and special events, such as festivals of all kinds, and to assume that profound information on crisis management in tourism can be used to manage all kinds of disruptive situations and emergencies during special events such as festivals.
Disasters can be natural or provoked by man, but they are part of life, and people must learn how to deal with them. Both articles provide useful information on how to deal with these disasters.
People are vulnerable to dangerous situations. This vulnerability is especially dangerous for tourists, because they are far from home.
Festivals and other events bring together a huge amount of people. This kind of events must be really well planned, because massive panic can result in death of people. Tourism industry must take responsibility for tourists that suffered from a disaster. The article “Crisis Management for Event Tourism” by Sevil Sonmez, Sheila Backman, and Lawrence Allen discusses the importance of event planning for tourist in order to make the events as much safe for tourists as possible. According to the article, organizers of the event must take responsibility and manage the crisis in a short period of time with minimal problems. Planning of the event in advance is very useful in this situation according to the article. Safety of people who attend the festival or a similar event musty be especially important for the organizers of these events. Organizers must do everything they can to make their event a safe place for visitors. The results of unexpected disasters can be devastating for the local tourism industry, residents, and visitors of the festival.
The article “Crisis Management for Event Tourism” by Sevil Sonmez, Sheila Backman, and Lawrence Allen analyzes the impact of disasters on tourism and offers a methodology on how to make a crisis management. All questions that are related to this plan are profoundly discussed.
Both articles present a thorough analysis of the issue; they discuss problems that are related to the crisis of tourism and state that planning of events in order to prevent disasters is very important to guarantee safety of the visitors. Both articles provide a detailed analysis of the literature on the tourism crisis and present some ideas on how to prevent crisis during touristic travels.
To sum up, both articles state that organizers of the event must carefully plan the events they organize. Organizers must put the safety of the visitors of their events on the first place. Organizers must carefully plan all the measures which they are going to take in case of an emergency or any other disruptive situation. According to the articles under analysis, planning how to manage crisis is very important to prevent disasters during touristic events.