The chosen topic will focus on the effects of terrorism
on tourist destination choices as it is one of the most
important issues in the tourism industry and at the
same time one of the least discussed. This study
considers the impact that terrorism has on an
individual’s intention to travel to certain destinations,
whilst studying the level of terror at two specific
destinations, Paris and London, and if an individual’s
level of fear influences their decision.
- Why terrorism occurs in the first place
- How terrorism effects tourist destination choices
- What is currently being done to prevent terrorism
- what more can be done
As people travel more and more every year it is
important such studies exist in
analyses of the cause and to provide possible
solutions in relation to it.
Background Reading books
The books selected for this topic are :
- Safety and security in Tourism
- Managing the tourist destination
- Terrorism and the Economy: Impact on the Capital
Market and the
Global Tourism Industry.
To research topic by looking in to the history of
terrorism and modern causes of it today. Main
methods to be employed will include Qualitative
research and The methods of collecting qualitative
• Focus Group
• Archival Materials like newspapers.
Sampling method , Limitation and constraints,
Statistics, and analysis. This combined data will allow
to demonstrate the importance of the topic and
provide enough material to assemble a thorough
Hall, C., Timothy, D. and Duval, D. (2012). Safety and
Security in Tourism. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis.
Karma, K. (2005). Managing the tourist destination.
New Delhi: Kanishka Publishers.
Morgan, M. and Heckman, J. (2009). The impact of
9/11 on business and economics: the business of
terror. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.