Tourism and Terrorism: Terrorists

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Title: Tourism and Terrorism: Terrorists
Author: Baker, David
Abstract: Abstract If airplanes and passengers, as well as propertyand people on the ground are to be protected,potential perpetrators of aviation terrorism mustbe prevented from breaching security checkpointsand gaining access to “secure” airport areas and toaircrafts. Given the interconnectedness of the airtransportation system, a sufficiently high level ofsecurity must be provided throughout the entiresystem.In this paper we examine terrorism issuesrelevant to airline and airport security internationally, a topic that has received much attention since 9/11. Understanding the key issuesis crucial in evaluating the various methods of regulatingand providing aviation safety and security.The purpose of this paper is to review the key features of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act and the characteristics of the resulting security policy. Then we examine terrorism, previous terrorists’ acts against aviation as well as current and future aviation threats. A summary of ourmajor points completes the paper. Key Words: tourism, aviation, terrorism, safety, security, policy
Date: 2015


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