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The Earthquake Impact on Tourism Industry: The Kos Case
The Earthquake Impact on Tourism Industry: The Kos Case

Subject(s): Social Sciences, Economy, Media studies, Communication studies, Sociology, Methodology and research technology, Tourism, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Academia Română, Filiala Iași Institutul de Cercetări Economice și Sociale „Gheorghe Zane”
Keywords: Tourism; Natural disasters; Socio-digital networks; Press;
Summary/Abstract: Earthquakes, like other natural disasters, affect the development of the area, the environment, the economy, society and tourism. The objective of this study is to know the impact of earthquakes on tourism. Specifically, the impact of the 2017 earthquake that hit the island of Kos in Greece, affecting local tourism, is studied. The island of Kos is very touristy and the earthquake occurred in July at the height of the tourist season. The main source of income for citizens in this area is based on tourism. During this event, citizens, in their social network accounts, show their concern for the future of tourism in the area. The methodology used is based on the observation of the publications of local users on Twitter and articles in the digital and printed press that address this issue. Data mining from two different sources is performed to understand the general perspective of the media and the vision of citizens. The results show the concern of the natives towards the tourist impact and the attempt to protect and care for the tourists who are in the area during the earthquake.

  • Page Range: 163-173
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: English