Research and Literature

Those familiar with literature styles found in an established academic, scientific, or technical discipline will most assuredly find the literature available in the tourism and safety industries odd. Tourism and safety literature is typically characterized by a lack of standardized reference tools and will include a host of publications that are outside the academic arena. Most of this literature is densely populated with unpublished reports from unfamiliar publishers, including tourism departments of local cities, states, and various government entities.

While there are some serious discussions of tourism safety issues scattered among the various disciplines, they are often buried deep inside other economic development reports with a heavy bias towards the economic impact those issues may have. To that end, most of the tourism and safety literature are recent, will vary with the terrorism climate of the time, and is based within the context of the commercial world.  Here you will find links to two documents that evaluate various publications which helped form the basis for the creation of

Annotated Bibliography

Literature Review Tourism Safety