• A "Risk Based Thinking" approach for tourism in Alaska

      Vallejo, Luisa F. (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018-12-01)
      Tourism sector in Alaska and elsewhere needs to incorporate into everyday business operations a risk based thinking approach which becomes a tool to proactively manage risk and opportunities. Therefore this research has been focused in putting together a basic guide how tourism operators in general, specially from Alaska, could implement an integral risk management approach for an specific tour adventure, example that could be replicated to other type of risks found in Alaska tourism. Risk management is an invaluable tool for the tourism industry and the communities it supports as it provides the means by which risk can be identified and treated, preventing or minimizing the effects of crises and disasters upon this vital industry for the state of Alaska.