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APELL also features a participatory multi-stakeholder process. It therefore relies on adherence to the principles of good governance, transparency, openness and a genuine partnership between the disaster management agency and all stakeholders, including vulnerable communities and civil society groups, in order for it to be effective. YV\WZLLZLJ[PVUPZHRL`ÄYZ[Z[LWPU the implementation of the APELL process. e. APELL partners) including disaster managers, local authorities, local tourism industry and community leaders, as well as a means to achieve a coordinated approach to emergency response planning.

It is also their responsibility to reach across traditional boundaries and to establish new models of cooperation with national disaster management organizations and planners. Given the intensity and risks of current disasters, there is little other option but to escalate the pursuit of deeper public-private partnerships in a spirit of mutual trust and sharing as the foundation of such collaboration. The question that immediately arises for the tourism industry is how? The following chapters provide answers to this question in the context of organizing industry stakeholders within regional, national and local disaster management frameworks and using commonly-held methods and tools to understand vulnerability and KPZHZ[LYYPZRHUK[VKL]LSVWHUPUK\Z[Y`ZWLJPÄJKPZHZ[LYWYLWHYLKULZZWSHU0UV[OLY words, the industry must accept its role and responsibility for business continuity and for building resilience.

Commit the integrated community plan to writing and obtain approval from local governments 8. Educate participating groups about the integrated plan and ensure training of emergency reponders 9. Establish procedures for periodic testing, review and updating of the plan 10. 7 Conclusions From the preceding discussion, it is essential that all coastal tourism destinations prioritize and participate more meaningfully in the national disaster management and planning process. Tourism is a unique industry and in some cases, poorly understood by those not directly involved.

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