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HOW DO NATURAL DISASTERS AFFECT TOURISM DEMAND AND SUPPLY?

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Q.1.) HOW DO NATURAL DISASTERS AFFECT TOURISM DEMAND AND SUPPLY?
There are many issues which affect tourism internationally; this essay aims to discuss the impact of natural disasters can have on tourism demand and supply. Tourism is an important part of countries’ economy and in less economically developed countries but actions of natural disasters affects the economy. The discussion essay has two parts to answer which is how natural disasters affect tourism demand and supply.
Tourism is portable for recreational, leisure or corporate purposes. The World Tourism Organization describes tourists as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one successive time for leisure, corporate and other purposes".
A natural disaster is the result of earth’s natural dangers, for example downpour, tornado, storm, volcanic eruption, earthquake, heat wave, or landslide. They can lead to financial, ecological or human losses. (Wikipedia.org, 2001) It can disturb tourism for numerous reasons as it abolishes the natural environment and the things it relies on, makes the tourist area unsafe and damages many seaside resorts, hotels and infrastructure.
The essay will discuss the first part of the essay which is how natural disasters affect tourism demand
Tourism Demand can be assumed of as a scope of study or measurement. It is the study of why people travel and the affiliation between their motivation to travel and their aptitude to travel. Demand is measured through the quantity of populaces who travel, or wish to travel, to use tourist facilities. (PAGE & CONNELL, 2009)
The first element of tourism demand is Price during natural disasters there is considerable damage to resorts and infrastructure and this incurs additional cost to the resort for repairing and maintaining the infrastructure which all these factors increases the cost of production to the resort so to cover the costs the resort has no choice but to...

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