This document presents the case to government decision-makers, tourism private sector stakeholders and development partners that the industry must act urgently to integrate resilience as a core component of its competitiveness agenda. Its objectives are to:
- build knowledge of how and why the tourism sector is vulnerable to disaster and climate risks;
- raise awareness of disaster and climate impacts on tourism competitiveness;
- examine barriers to proactive mitigation and risk-informed decision-making; and
- present examples of approaches in different countries.
The report flags the need for research and methodology in this emerging field and proposes a Resilient Tourism Framework to integrate preparedness, response and recovery actions into the sector.