Volume 3 Issue 6 December 2005 Applied Research Note 3

Tourism, Terrorism, and the New World for Event Leaders

by Joe Goldblatt (Temple University, USA), & Clark Hu (Temple University )

Events industry has become one of major tourism sectors and generated a significant economic contribution to the tourism industry. Recent terrorism events have spurred safety and security concerns in the events industry. This article introduces a developmental effort to establish an online knowledge-based eSAFE system based on knowledge management concepts (knowledge creation and sharing) for the events industry professionals. The goal of this system is to develop Web-based solutions for facilitating knowledge management in both individual and organizational learning in the context of safety and security of planning festivals and events.

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