Chapter 8

DMOs, Disasters and Crises

The terrorist attacks in Bali on 12 October 2002 and more recent attacks in Istanbul, Riyadh, Jakarta, and Baghdad underscore the ongoing threat across the world posed by international terrorism … Australians are urged to be alert to their personal security practices and to monitor developments that may affect their safety — both through the department’s travel advice and the media (Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,, 6/2/04).

Chapter Perspective

All national governments have a responsibility to provide an advisory service for their citizens, identifying where is not safe to travel. Most countries provide regularly updated travel advisories on government ...

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