The perceived impact of risks on travel decisions

Chun Hung Roberts Law

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The recent phenomena of infectious diseases, natural disasters and terrorist attacks have imposed an unprecedented threat to the global tourism industry. This paper reports on a study that investigated the perceived probability of occurrence, magnitude of threat and efficacy of official media on major types of risks from 1304 international travellers. The study also examined the perceived usefulness of a set of measures that aims to strengthen the confidence of travellers. This paper should provide tourism practitioners and policy- makers an updated view from the perspective of travellers, which in turn, can assist the formulation of risk management strategies, an area that has long been of interest to tourism researchers and practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-300
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Tourism Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Risk
  • Perception
  • International travellers
  • Hong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation


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