International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Commerce and Economic Studies | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024

A Study on Foreign Tourist?s Safety and Security - with Special Reference to Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru Districts

Venkatesha R | Dr. R. Hiremani Naik

Abstract: Over the past few years, the tourism industry has been seriously undermined by the growing lack of safety and security. This factor has been identified as one of the five forces causing changes in the tourism sector in the new millennium. Crime, terrorism, food safety, health issues and natural disasters are the main areas of concern. The main purpose of the research is to study the significant impact of self - safety and security aspects on Foreign Tourism Satisfaction. To examine the significant relationship between external safety and security factors affecting Foreign Tourism Satisfaction. There were 326 foreign tourists being surveyed to know their experiences with regard to safety and security that they felt during their visit to tourist destinations of Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru Districts. Regression analysis was used to find out the significant relationship between the factors related to safety and security measures and satisfaction of foreign tourists. The results showed that, It is found that, the tourist's self - safety and security factors such as handling less cash in hand instead of carrying huge amount of money, dress like local tradition to avoid harassment and assault, seeking local tourist guides and police support before expedition, early online bookings of hotels and travels, visit tourist places in groups and avoid travelling alone, select the destinations where low crime rate and political stability, report local police stations before commencement of tour journey and following do's and don'ts at the tourist destinations have significant relationship with and foreign tourist's satisfaction. It is also found that, the external safety and security factors such as avoid visiting tourist where places where natural disasters are more, existence of regional local rescue services, availability of tourism agencies and tourist infrastructure, crime and assault free tourist destination, well - developed mobile apps to know about tourist destinations, and installation of CCTV Cameras (Surveillance) at the tourist places have significant relationship with and foreign tourist's satisfaction.

Keywords: Safety, Security, Foreign tourist, Satisfaction, Self - Safety, External Safety Factors

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,

Pages: 1850 - 1855

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