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Tourist Studies developed as a sub-branch of older disciplines in the social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology and economics, and newer applied fields of study in hospitality management, civil rights and transport studies. This Handbook is a sign of the maturity of the field. It provides an essential resource for teachers and students to determine the roots, key issues, and agenda of Tourism Studies.

Tourism Safety and Security
Tourism safety and security
Introduction

On June 2, 2007, the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) announced that a planned attack on New York's John F. Kennedy Airport had been averted.1 This incident serves as a reminder that ever since September 11, 2001 tourism security has become a “hot” topic within the tourism industry. The tourism world is now so sensitive to security matters that the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech University not only impacted education, but also the local and broader tourism community (Davies, 2008).

Although security issues have always played a role in tourism, for most of the industry's life it was often placed on the back burner, or was a subject few people examined. While Israeli scholars, such as Raphael Raymond Bar-On,2 Abe Pizam ...

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