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Conclusion - building resilient destinations and communities: the need for greater industry, community and academic collaboration

DeMond Shondell Miller (Program in Disaster Science and Emergency Management, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Rowan University Glassboro, New Jersey, USA)

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes

ISSN: 1755-4217

Article publication date: 23 June 2021

Issue publication date: 21 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper provides a conclusion to the theme issue by commenting on the contributions made by the writing team. Moreover, this paper advocates the use of interdisciplinary teams to build resilience in the tourism and hospitality industries.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper draws on research and best practices cited in the preceding papers and offers viewpoints that link theory and practice.

Findings

Although there is no one specific way to summarize the contents of this theme issue, the findings build on the idea of forging trust and alliances to advance local and global resilience.

Originality/value

Post-disaster resilience is certainly relevant to the tourism and hospitality industries amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Findings and implications from this series of articles, interviews, and viewpoints can be used to aid the recovery of the tourism and hospitality industries.

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Citation

Miller, D.S. (2021), "Conclusion - building resilient destinations and communities: the need for greater industry, community and academic collaboration", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 455-458. https://doi.org/10.1108/WHATT-02-2021-0039

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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