Risky business? Asking tourists what hazards they actually encountered in Thailand Howard, Robert en_US 2021-11-25T17:15:23Z 2021-11-25T17:15:23Z 2009 en_US
dc.description.abstract Studies of tourist hazards usually cover only standard ones such as accidents and crimes and often rely on official statistics and media reports, which may underestimate actual encounters. This paper argues for a broader concept of tourist hazard and reports a study in which 616 tourists were asked what challenging experiences they actually had in Thailand, which has many standard and special hazards. Around 40% reported at least one `serious challenging experience/s`, often a scam, constant overcharging, and dual pricing. Around 7% had been a crime victim, usually of theft, but some were mugged or drugged and robbed. Some complained of increasingly unfriendly locals in tourism areas, some about the other tourists, and some reported a negative life-changing experience. Most were satisfied with their visit and planned to return, although those reporting problems were less likely to say so. Thailand might consider broader consular travel warnings and eliminating some particularly disliked official practices. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0261-5177 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Accidents en_US
dc.subject.other Challenging experiences en_US
dc.subject.other Crimes en_US
dc.subject.other Scams en_US
dc.subject.other Thailand en_US
dc.subject.other Tourist hazards en_US
dc.subject.other accident en_US
dc.subject.other crime en_US
dc.subject.other hazard assessment en_US
dc.subject.other international tourism en_US
dc.subject.other Asia en_US
dc.subject.other Eurasia en_US
dc.subject.other Southeast Asia en_US
dc.subject.other Thailand en_US
dc.title Risky business? Asking tourists what hazards they actually encountered in Thailand en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Tourism Management en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 359-365 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 30 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Howard, Robert, Education, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US School of Education *
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