THE TRIFECTA: AN EXAMINATION OF TOURISM, TERRORISM, AND THE MEDIA
This study explored the tripartite relationship between terrorism, tourism, and the media in modern society today. Previous research suggested the tourism industry suffers when terrorist activity negatively impacts tourist perceptions, most commonly via news outlets (Baker 2014). Extending this research, the present study examined if regions associated with terrorism and its related media coverage influence individuals’ travel behavior. In order to untangle this relationship, 150 individuals in Riverside County answered survey questions about their travel behaviors.
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology