|dc.description.abstract||Due to its unique environmental characteristics and ever-changing climate, Taiwan abounds with natural travel resources. Nevertheless, those same traits have been the main cause for the constant natural disasters that have been the difficulty of Taiwan. Recently the government has been actively promoting the “2008 – Challenge: Key Plans for National Development–Increasing tourism” and “Finding distinctive feature for each Township” etc. to encourage the development of the tourism industry. As expected, construction in the tourism industry is mainly focused in traditional landscape and slope land areas; yet, these same areas are most prone to natural disaster if lacking the most basic infrastructure for disaster remediation measures. Therefore, ensuring the development of the tourism industry along with the necessary disaster prevention measures is the current focal point of government plans.
This study investigates the characteristics of disaster events, and, from the perspective of risk management, analyses possible disaster prevention measures that can be implemented by the tourism industry. The study concentrates practical risk analysis and recommendations of the disaster management for the tourism industry in Hualien, an area that has recently undergone a series of natural disaster events. The goals of this study include:
(1)Generating a natural disaster risk assessment model of the tourism industry
(2)Giving strong and specific strategies on practical disaster prevention measures that can be adopted by the tourism industry.
Our goal is to facilitate the tourism industry in disaster preparation and prevention, so that once disaster hits, the necessary measures can be implemented to minimize loss of life and property, and to return to full operating capacity as quickly as possible. This assessment tool can be a useful reference for government, agencies, none-life insurance and disaster reduction policies for the tourism industry.||en_US|