Bush Fire Risk Management for Tourism

The impact of bush fires is having a negative effect on tourism’s environmental sustainability – courtesy of the Australian Geographic Magazine

Christopher Warren, director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism argued the case for prevention and preparedness measures and policies that could also improve the visitor experience in his speech at the Local Government New South Wales Tourism Conference 12th March 2013, Port Stephens. In this supporting paper (link below) Christopher discusses the vulnerability of tourism at a grass roots level from the threat of bush fires and encourages tourism professional to engage  operators to protect their business and community through the incentive of creating better tourism experiences which involve prevention and preparedness. He also outline policy initiatives that government and peak body groups could implement to help make tourism safer and better.

Bush Fire Risk Management & Tourism Product Development Paper 5