Tourism, Recreation and Climate Change (Aspects of Tourism)

Tourism, Recreation and Climate Change (Aspects of Tourism)

By: James Higham (editor), C. Michael Hall (editor)Paperback

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Climate change is one of the major issues facing us today and has been described as a threat greater than terrorism. As the world's largest industry tourism both contributes to and will be dramatically affected by climate change. This is the first comprehensive book-level examination of the relationship between tourism and climate change, of interest not only to students of tourism but to policy makers and the industry who will have to respond to the challenges posed.

About Author

Colin Michael Hall is PhD from the University of Western Australia and previous positions at the University of Canberra, University of New England, Massey University and the University of Otago. Currently co-editor of Current Issues in Tourism and Professor, University of Canterbury; Docent, University of Oulu; Visiting Professor, Linnaeus University; and Senior Research Fellow, University of Johannesburg. James Higham holds the position of Professor of Tourism, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, and Visiting Professor of Sustainable Tourism, University of Stavanger, Norway. His research is situated in the broad field of tourism and global environmental change, which in recent years has focused on climate change, tourist behaviour and transitions to a low-carbon future.


1. Introduction C. Michael Hall & James Higham; 2. The Climate-Tourism Relationship and its Relevance to Climate Change Impact Assessment, C. R. de Freitas; 3. Tracing the Development of the Climate Change Issue in the Tourism Sector, Daniel Scott, Geoff Wall & Geoff McBoyle; SECTION II THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON TOURIST FLOWS AND RECREATION PATTERNS 4. Climate and Policy Changes: Their Implications for International Tourism Flows, Sue Mather, David Viner & Graham Todd; 5. The Mediterranean: How Can the Worlds Most Popular Tourist Destination Adjust to a Changing Climate? Allen Perry; 6. Why Should French Tourism Pay Attention to Climate Change? Jean-Paul Ceron & Ghislain Dubois; 7. Climate Change and Tourism and Recreation in North America, Daniel Scott, Geoff McBoyle, & Geoff Wall; 8. Tourism and Climatic Change in Southern Africa, R.A. Preston-Whyte & H. Watson; 9. Changing Snow-cover and Winter Tourism in the Scottish Highlands, S.J. Harrison, S.J. Winterbottom & R.C. Johnson; 10. Climate Change and Tourism in the Swiss Alps, Rolf Burki, Hans Elsasser, Bruno Abegg, & Urs Koenig; 11. Effects of Climate Change on Tourism Demand and Benefits in Alpine Areas, Robert B. Richardson & John B. Loomis; 12. Implications of Climate Change on Tourism in Oceania, Stephen Craig-Smith & Lisa Ruhanen; 13. Tourism, Fossil Fuels and the Resulting Impacts on Climate Change, Susanne Becken & David Simmons; SECTION III ADAPTATION AND RESPONSE 14. Tourism and Climate Change Adaptation, Carlo Aall & Karl G Hoyer; 15. Tourism and the Ozone Hole: Industry and Tourist Perceptions, L. Michael Trapasso; 16. Doing Something About the Weather, Keith Dewar; 17. Climate Change and Transport for Tourism, Paul Peeters; 18. Sustainable Mobility and Sustainable Tourism, Karl G. Hoyer & Carlo Aall; 19. Tourism as victim, problem or solution: Story lines of a complex industry-environment relation, Lotta Frandberg; 20. Tourism's Contribution to Global Environmental Change, Stefan Goessling; 21. Making Tourism Sustainable: The Real Challenge of Climate Change?, James Higham & C. Michael Hall

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845410032
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781845410032
  • weight: 494
  • ISBN10: 1845410033

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