Taking Responsibility for Safety & Security

Taking Responsibility for Safety & Security

4 Nov 2019, 13:45 - 14:45

Europe Inspiration Zone

For countries and destinations, reputational risks can be high when incidents happen whether they are caused by natural disasters, health scares, crime, conflicts, or actions by terrorists, so the protection of tourists, investments and livelihoods is essential. What can be done to minimise the risks and create greater resilience? What measures should be in place in destinations to provide reassurance to visitors?

No absolute guarantees can be given to visitors but balanced information should be available to them to make up their own minds about where to travel. What have visitors and those countries receiving visitors the right to expect from travel advisories?

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    Deputy Minister

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    Secretary General

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  • Hon. John Amaratunga


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