Increasing risks to tourists visiting volcanic regions introduction adventure travel is becoming more and more popular worldwide with ever increasing documentaries and books detailing exotic get-a-ways and increased accessibility in us national parks alone from 1962 to 2010 the number of visitors annually has increased from 32 to 281 million. Southern iceland: volcanoes, tourism and volcanic risk reduction authors authors and affiliations there is an increasing likelihood of fatalities during an eruption due to the increasing number of tourists frequenting active southern iceland: volcanoes, tourism and volcanic risk reduction in: erfurt-cooper p (eds) volcanic tourist.
Lloyd’s city risk index for 2018 reports the top-20 cities in the world that are at greatest risk of volcanic eruptions of those, more than half (11) are in asia-pacific countries: tokyo, osaka, yokohama, nagoya and sapporo (japan), jakarta and bandung (indonesia), taipei (taiwan), manila (philippines) and singapore.
Consequently, investigating the relationship between volcanic risk and tourism and applying the results to develop appropriate education programs creates a complex challenge for emergency management professionals this paper aims to tackle this issue by investigating the relationship between volcanic risk and tourism in þórsmörk, south iceland.
While local residents are, in general, aware of the risks and emergency response procedures associated with a volcanic eruption in southern iceland ( bird et al 2009bird et al , 2011jóhannesdóttir 2005jóhannesdóttir and gísladóttir 2010), tourists are not ( bird et al 2010 bird and gísladóttir 2014. Peaked interest: ash cloud news footage has sparked a boost in the number of tourists visiting iceland so you might not expect iceland to be awash with tourists however, according to uk tour operators and tourism managers on the ground, the future is looking bright for visitor figures.
In the long-term recovery stage, the government and the tourism official needs to invest more to educate the public and tourists about the volcanic eruption knowledge government could organise an large volcanic eruption evacuation exercise for japanese.