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When Disaster Strikes - Promising Practices - Tourists

Tourists can be more vulnerable to disasters due to unfamiliarity with the area including evacuation routes and local communication outlets such as radio, television, or newspapers. High staff turnover in the service industry also reduces community preparedness for disasters.

The strategies summarized in this guide are designed to help emergency managers and those in the service industry become better prepared for disasters. Strategies include developing a training package for tourism employees and formulating a plan with clearly defined responsibilities.