Addressing the Security Concerns of Locals and Visitors for the Sustainable Development of Tourist Destinations

Rob Mawby, Alina Tecău, Cristinel Constantin, Ioana Chițu, Bianca Tescașiu
2016 Sustainability  
Tourism has long been recognized as a crime generator. This poses a dilemma in the sustainable development context: is continued tourist expansion sustainable if it generates increased law and order problems? Using the example of Bras , ov, Romania, this article considers the ways in which criminal justice agencies and the tourism sector have operated in partnership to ensure the security of both local residents and visitors. We argue that the success of the initiative depends on multi-agency
more » ... s on multi-agency working at the local level, but that the involvement of local residents is also crucial. This commitment may be tested as the nature of tourism changes. The research consists of an analysis of primary and secondary data. The results revealed that among the main security issues mentioned by tourists are not only robberies and other social and situational features that contributed to tourists feeling anxious or unsafe, but also the need to have access to good health services and easy access to money changing facilities, information centers, etc. Some improvements are suggested for the local Sustainable Development Strategy of Bras , ov.
doi:10.3390/su8060524 fatcat:i37s6lcftvfidgmey33x3jjsbm