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International tourists' risk perception towards terrorism and political instability. The case of Tunisia

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dc.contributor.advisor Joppe, Marion
dc.contributor.author Pham Bich, Ngoc
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-20T17:00:48Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-20T17:00:48Z
dc.date.copyright 2016-05
dc.date.created 2016-05-16
dc.date.issued 2016-05-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9725
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to find out changes in international tourists’ risk perception towards Tunisia during the period from 2010 to 2015. Content analysis was employed to analyze posts of (potential) tourists in TripAdvisor forum. The findings showed tourists mostly heightened awareness during the time of the Arab Spring Revolution & the three terrorist attacks in 2015, and only during the first month after an incident. Terrorism-related risk received higher attention than political risk did. Risk perception of tourists towards terrorism and political instability in term of travelling to Tunisia was also revealed. The study emphasized the role of social media in influencing and reflecting tourists’ risk perception. The influence of government issued travel advisories on tourist’s risk perception and decision to visit was marked. Practical implication of the study is the suggestions for the Tunisian government and DMOs to mitigate negative impact on tourism industry. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject tourists en_US
dc.subject risk perception en_US
dc.subject terrorism en_US
dc.subject political instability en_US
dc.subject safety and security en_US
dc.subject Tunisia en_US
dc.title International tourists' risk perception towards terrorism and political instability. The case of Tunisia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Tourism and Hospitality en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management en_US
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