Waiting for the Wave: Assessing the Vulnerability of Tourism in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, to Tsunamis
Geography and Geology
Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences
Despite recent global growth in tourism, there is a dearth of research on its impacts in developing world communities located in hazard-prone regions. This article utilizes the Sustainability Vulnerability Framework (SVF) to examine the vulnerability of the tourism community of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, which was severely damaged by a tsunami in 1992. Drawing from field research conducted in 2012, we identify 19 factors contributing to the vulnerability of the community and demonstrate the applicability of the SVF as a way to assess vulnerability and identify mitigations in other tourism communities.
Journal of Latin American Geography
Fahrenbruch, M. L.,
Cochran, D. M.
(2014). Waiting for the Wave: Assessing the Vulnerability of Tourism in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, to Tsunamis. Journal of Latin American Geography, 13(3), 11-35.
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