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Tourism and Climate Change

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Informationen zum Autor Daniel Scott is a Canada Research Chair in Global Change and Tourism at the University of Waterloo, Canada... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Informationen zum Autor Daniel Scott is a Canada Research Chair in Global Change and Tourism at the University of Waterloo, Canada. C. Michael Hall is a Professor in the Department of Management, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Docent in the Department of Geography, University of Oulu; and a Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam University, UK and Linneaus University, Sweden. Stefan Gössling is a Professor at the Department of Service Management, Lund University and the School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, both Sweden. He is also research coordinator at the Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism, Western Norway Research Institute. Zusammenfassung Climate change is the single most important global environmental and development issue facing the world today and has emerged as a major topic in tourism studies. Climate change is already affecting the tourism industry and is anticipated to have profound implications for tourism in the twenty-first century, including consumer holiday choices, the geographic patterns of tourism demand, the competitiveness and sustainability of destinations and the contribution of tourism to international development. Tourism and Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of climate change and tourism at the tourist, enterprise, destination and global scales. Major themes include the implications of climate change and climate policy for tourism sectors and destinations around the world, tourist perceptions of climate change impacts, tourismâ™s global contribution to climate change, adaptation and mitigation responses by all major tourism stakeholders, and the integral links between climate change and sustainable tourism. It combines a thorough scientific assessment of the climate-tourism interrelationships with discussion of emerging mitigation and adaptation practice, showcasing international examples throughout the tourism sector as well as actions by other sectors that will have important implications for tourism. Written by three leading academics in this field, this critical contribution highlights the challenges of climate change within the tourism community and provides a foundation for decision making for both reducing the risks, and taking advantage of the opportunities, associated with climate change. This comprehensive discussion of the complexities of climate change and tourism is essential reading for students, academics, business leaders and government policy makers. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1. Introduction  2. Why is Climate Important for Tourism? The Tourism and Climate Interface  3. Growth in Tourism, Mobility and Emissions of Greenhouse Gases  4. Carbon Management: Climate Change Mitigation in the Tourism Sector  5. Climate Change Impacts on Destinations  6. Government, Industry and Destination Adaptation to Climate Change  7. Consumer Behaviour and Tourism Demand Response to Climate Change  8. Conclusion ...

Autorentext

Daniel Scott is a Canada Research Chair in Global Change and Tourism at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

C. Michael Hall is a Professor in the Department of Management, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Docent in the Department of Geography, University of Oulu; and a Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam University, UK and Linneaus University, Sweden.

Stefan Gössling is a Professor at the Department of Service Management, Lund University and the School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, both Sweden. He is also research coordinator at the Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism, Western Norway Research Institute.



Klappentext

Climate change is one of the single most important global environmental issues facing the world today and is emerging as a major topic in tourism studies. As Tourism is one of the world's largest industries it, both contributes to, and will be notably affected by, climate change , which is already evident through conditions for winter tourism becoming less reliable in many areas, and rising prices for energy making travel more expensive. Climate change is therefore one of the most important sustainability challenges for tourism in the decades ahead. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive, thorough, overview of the complex interrelationships between Tourism and Climate Change. It achieves this by considering the implications of climate change for tourism sectors and destinations, tourism's global contribution to climate change, adaptation and mitigation responses, and addressing various levels of scale, such as global, national, and regional tourism systems, as well as individual tourism businesses and tourists. It combines a thorough scientific discussion on the climate -- tourism interface with practice, showcasing international examples of both adaptation and mitigation responses by the tourism sector as well as other sectors' responses that will have implications for tourism. Written by the leading academics in this area, this readable, yet comprehensive account of the complexities and interrelationships of climate change and tourism will be an essential read for all Tourism students and future practitioners.



Zusammenfassung

Climate change is the single most important global environmental and development issue facing the world today and has emerged as a major topic in tourism studies. Climate change is already affecting the tourism industry and is anticipated to have profound implications for tourism in the twenty-first century, including consumer holiday choices, the geographic patterns of tourism demand, the competitiveness and sustainability of destinations and the contribution of tourism to international development.

Tourism and Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of climate change and tourism at the tourist, enterprise, destination and global scales. Major themes include the implications of climate change and climate policy for tourism sectors and destinations around the world, tourist perceptions of climate change impacts, tourism's global contribution to climate change, adaptation and mitigation responses by all major tourism stakeholders, and the integral links between climate change and sustainable tourism. It combines a thorough scientific assessment of the climate-tourism interrelationships with discussion of emerging mitigation and adaptation practice, showcasing international examples throughout the tourism sector as well as actions by other sectors that will have important implications for tourism.

Written by three leading academics in this field, this critical contribution highlights the challenges of climate change within the tourism community and provides a foundation for decision making for both reducing the risks, and taking advantage of the opportunities, associated with climate change. This comprehensive discussion of the complexities of climate change and tourism is essential reading for students, academics, business leaders and government policy makers.



Inhalt

1. Introduction  2. Why is Climate Important for Tourism? The Tourism and Climate Interface  3. Growth in Tourism, Mobility and Emissions of Greenhouse Gases  4. Carbon Management: Climate Change Mitigation in the Tourism Sector  5. Climate Change Impacts on Destinations  6. Government, Industry and Destination Adaptation to Climate Change  7. Consumer Behaviour and Tourism Demand Response to Climate Change  8. Conclusion

Produktinformationen

Titel: Tourism and Climate Change
Untertitel: Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation
Autor:
EAN: 9780415668859
ISBN: 978-0-415-66885-9
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Geowissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 464
Gewicht: 975g
Größe: H246mm x B174mm
Jahr: 2012
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