Logistics Management in Tourism: A Literature Survey on Role of Emergency Logistics Preparedness in Adventure Tourism in the United Republic of Tanzania

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https://doi.org/10.51867/ajernet4.1.22

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Emergency Logistics, Logistics Preparedness, Logistics Planning, Tourism and Adventure Tourism

Abstract

This paper aims to investigate the significance of emergency logistics preparedness in adventure tourism through a literature review. The methodology used in this study is based on reviewing published papers on logistics planning, preparedness, and emergency logistics in adventure tourism. The information gathered was analyzed to determine the contribution of emergency logistics to adventure tourism. The study is grounded in the resource-based view (RBV) theory, which provides a managerial framework for identifying the strategic resources that firms can leverage to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. The study finds that emergency logistics play a crucial role in structuring the best framework for rescue and providing relief for accidents that may occur during adventure tourism activities. The study emphasizes that emergency logistics preparedness is critical in adventure tourism since accidents are inevitable and a quick response creates confidence among tourists and encourages them to revisit. Therefore, the study concludes that it is essential for organizations in the tourism industry, both public and private, to have emergency plans that consider the likelihood of disasters and crises. Such plans should outline the necessary actions to be taken and how to rescue the situation and recover from it. Therefore, organizations in the tourism industry need to prioritize emergency logistics preparedness, including training tour guides on logistical issues for disaster operations, having plans in place relating to routes of rescue, communication of risk, and utilizing human resources in connection with logistical activities and functions aimed at emergency and relief operations.

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2023-05-17

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Rutaba, Y. A. (2023). Logistics Management in Tourism: A Literature Survey on Role of Emergency Logistics Preparedness in Adventure Tourism in the United Republic of Tanzania. African Journal of Empirical Research, 4(1), 236–242. https://doi.org/10.51867/ajernet4.1.22