COVID-19 Crises and Tourist Travel Risk Perceptions

8 Pages Posted: 4 May 2020 Last revised: 15 Nov 2021

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Shama Nazneen

College of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University

Xu Hong

Nankai University

Nizam Ud Din

Nankai Business School, Nankai University

Date Written: May 4, 2020

Abstract

Crises is an unprecedented threat to the tourism industry that affects tourists travel decision and causes a substantial drop in tourism demand. This study attempt to examine impacts of COVID-19 outbreak crises on tourists’ travel behaviour. The empirical results of the current study indicate that COVID-19 has greatly affected tourists travel decision and their perceptions of hygiene and safety. Tourists think that pandemic has created anxiety and reduced their travel plans for the next 12 months. Current work contributes to tourism crises studies and provides future research insights.

Keywords: COVID-19; tourist risk perception; tourist travel behavior; hygiene and safety

JEL Classification: I12, H12, D18

Suggested Citation

Nazneen, Shama and Hong, Xu and Ud Din, Nizam, COVID-19 Crises and Tourist Travel Risk Perceptions (May 4, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3592321 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3592321

Shama Nazneen

College of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University ( email )

Tianjin
China

Xu Hong

Nankai University ( email )

38 Tongyan Rd, Haihe Educational Park
Jinnan District
Tianjin, 300350
China

Nizam Ud Din (Contact Author)

Nankai Business School, Nankai University ( email )

Balitai, 94 weijing Rd
Tianjin, Tianjin 300071

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