The tourism impact of volcanic eruption happened on Mount Ontake

Topics: Tourism, World Tourism Organization, Volcano, Japan / Pages: 9 (3065 words) / Published: Nov 6th, 2014
Executive summary
A volcanic eruption happened on Mount Ontake which caused over 50 tourist dead in centre Japan on September 27,2014. Mount Ontake located on the Japanese island of Honshu about 100 kilometers northeast of Nagoya and about 200 km southwest of Tokyo. This report discusses the impact of the Mt Ontake volcanic eruption in tourism industry and made some suggestion for the following recovery of Reconstruction process.
Introduction
This report discusses the impact of the Mt Ontake volcanic eruption in tourism industry. Firstly, the issue and factor in tourism related to the loss of economic benefit in a period would be analyzed. This includes how it impacts the Mt Ontake, as it both is valuable nature resource and culture resource. Secondly, this eruption also raises people’s worry about other volcanic in Japan and existing volcanic eruption warning technology. Thirdly, the government should take more consideration of crisis management when the far-reach impacts of disaster happened. Fourthly, how the destination image effect the surrounding village would be discussed. And finally, the potential positive impacts include the opportunity that attention economy could bring.

Discussion
Issue:
A volcanic eruption happened on Mount Ontake which caused over 50 tourist dead in centre Japan on September 27,2014. Mount Ontake located on the Japanese island of Honshu about 100 kilometers northeast of Nagoya and about 200 km southwest of Tokyo. Mt Ontake is the second highest volcano in Japan at 3,067 m and the spread range of spewing a deadly blanket of ash, rocks and steam has at least 4 Kilometers of Mt Ontake (Nagano, 2014). Before the eruption, Mt Ontake had a Level One warning attached, which refers no particular restrictions for hikers. Mount Ontake has now been raised to Level Three, and people have been advised not to approach(AFP-JIJI,2014)The local tourism fell into the freezing point at the moment and the economic loss has not been assess by the



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