The purpose of this study is to ascertain the types of mitigation strategies used around the world to tackle the harassment of visitors by microtraders, the target population for these strategies, the number and ratio of countries/territories where used and to posit ideas on how the academy may assist in improving their effectiveness.
A total of 247 archives from 73 countries/territories were analysed using typological analysis, cross tabulation and frequency analysis.
Eight broad strategies were found. The top three most common were: policing, media/communication and legislative strategies. In total, 79 specific strategies were also named. The strategies targeted various groups at the destination. This paper then concluded with eight sub-streams for future trader harassment of visitor research being identified. They are research focussing on criminological, learning, research design and data analysis, environmental planning and design, work analysis and design, communication, technological and social infrastructure solutions.
This paper was the first to look at trader harassment mitigation strategies globally and the first to propose sub-streams in the area of visitor harassment research.
Nicely, A., Singh, S., Zhu, D. and Yoo, S. (2021), "Research note: important sub-streams for future visitor (trader) harassment research", International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 218-226. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCTHR-03-2020-0070
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