Richard George

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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of a destination positioning itself as a responsible tourist destination to improve its image. Design/methodology/approach A review of the literature pertaining to responsible tourism management, crime risk and destination image. Findings This paper observes that responsible tourism polic...
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High-profile mega-sporting events have progressively been positioned in marketing, decision-making and strategy development of tourism destinations, especially as platforms for showcasing host destinations. This study conceptualizes a model of interlinked constructs in order to predict sports tourists' likelihood of repeat visitation to Rio de Jane...
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The Olympic Games 2012 provided the host city London with the opportunity to showcase its cultural diversity and world-class tourist attractions. However, the build-up to the world’s largest sporting event attracted considerable negative publicity primarily related to security at the Games, namely terrorism and its potential to disrupt the spectacl...
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Township tourism has emerged as an important part of the urban tourism product in post-1994 South Africa. Approximately, 25 % of all international tourists visiting Cape Town participate in township tours. However, in recent years, doubts about personal safety have cast a negative light on the township tourism offering. Consideration regarding tour...
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The build-up to the 2012 Olympics was fraught with problems and attracted considerable negative publicity in both the British and international press. One key component of this involved security at the Games, with the inability of G4S, the private security firm awarded the contract for Games security, to fulfil its obligations, resulting in a major...
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Commissioned to host the 2014 FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World CupTM tournament, Brazil was given access to a global platform which holds the power to stimulate considerable levels of tourism value. However, tourist anxiety surrounding safety and security raised questions as to whether the event could successfully achi...
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The 2010 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup™ tournament provided an opportunity for South Africa to showcase its unique beauty and attractiveness as an international tourist destination. However, the trepidation over crime emerged as a key concern in relation to South Africa's ability to host a successful 2010 FIFA W...
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The 2010 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup tournament provided an opportunity for South Africa to showcase its unique beauty and attractiveness as an international tourist destination. However, the trepidation over crime emerged as a key concern in relation to South Africa's ability to host a successful 2010 FIFA Wo...
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This paper investigates tourist perceptions of crime-safety and attitudes towards risk whilst visiting Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) in Cape Town in June and July 2008. The study examined survey data of 303 domestic and international tourists during their visit to TMNP. A linear regression analysis revealed that although visitors had concerns...
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The global threat of climate change, diminishing natural resources and significant socio-economic inequalities is forcing companies and individuals to evaluate the impact they are having on the natural, social and economic environments. This trend has led to an increased availability and demand for socially, environmentally and economically respons...
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The global threat of climate change, diminishing natural resources and significant socio-economic inequalities is forcing companies and individuals to evaluate the impact they are having on the natural, social and economic environments. This trend has led to an increased availability and demand for socially, environmentally and economically respons...
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Cape Town, a major tourist destination, has gained a reputation for being an unsafe place to go on holiday. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate whether tourists, who visited Cape Town in August and September 2001, felt safe while staying at and touring in the ‘Mother City’, and how they perceived safety and security in Cape Town. The findings,...
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The purpose of this paper is to evaluate whether tourists who visited Cape Town in August and September 2001 felt safe while staying in and touring round the 'Mother City', and how they perceived safety and security in Cape Town. The findings, which were taken from a survey of 438 visitors to Cape Town, reveal that respondents had reasonably positi...
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Cape Town, a major tourism destination, is under the spotlight due to its susceptibility to crime committed against tourists. The 'Mother City' of South Africa, along with Durban and Johannesburg, is increasingly perceived to be an unsafe place to visit. Street crime, car hijacking, petty crime, muggings and acts of serious violence have continued...

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to assess sports tourists' perceptions of the 2016 Olympics in the context of crime/terrorism safety. Part of a longitudinal study into mega-events.