Tourism, Recreation, And Climate Change

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This book represents the first comprehensive examination of the relationship between tourism and climate change and is of interest, not only to students of tourism, but also to policy-makers and the tourism industry who will have to respond to the challenges posed by climate change.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845410049
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications Limited
  • Publication date: 2/24/2005
  • Series: Aspects of Tourism Collection
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction : tourism, recreation and climate change 3
2 The climate-tourism relationship and its relevance to climate change impact assessment 29
3 The evolution of the climate change issue in the tourism sector 44
4 Climate and policy changes : their implications for international tourism flows 63
5 The Mediterranean : how can the world's most popular and successful tourist destination adapt to a changing climate? 86
6 Greenhouse gas emissions from tourism under the light of equity issues 97
7 Climate change and tourism and recreation in North America : exploring regional risks and opportunities 115
8 Nature tourism and climatic change in Southern Africa 130
9 Changing snow cover and winter tourism and recreation in the Scottish Highlands 143
10 Climate change and tourism in the Swiss Alps 155
11 Effects of climate change on tourism demand and benefits in alpine areas 164
12 Implications of climate change on tourism in Oceania 181
13 Tourism, fossil fuel consumption and the impact on the global climate 192
14 Tourism and climate change adaptation : the Norwegian case 209
15 Tourism and the ozone hole : varying perceptions 223
16 'Everyone talks about the weather ...' 234
17 Climate change, leisure-related tourism and global transport 247
18 Sustainable mobility and sustainable tourism 260
19 Tourism as victim, problem or solution : story lines of a complex industry-environment relation 273
20 Tourism's contribution to global environmental change : space, energy, disease, water 286
21 Making tourism sustainable : the real challenge of climate change? 301
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