Tourism Climate Change And Sustainability

Author: Maharaj Vijay Reddy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1849714223
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Tourism Climate Change And Sustainability from the Author: Maharaj Vijay Reddy. This book addresses many of the key themes that are seen as challenges to achieve sustainability and to mitigate climate change impacts in the near future, in the tourism sector. In particular it focuses on the economic drivers for growth in tourism as they relate to sustainable development, low-carbon travel and climate change impacts. A major feature is the integration of climate change and sustainability challenges, rather than treating them separately or with sustainability as an add-on. The first group of chapters addresses conceptual issues concerning the relationships between sustainability, climate change and tourism. The second section considers regional, national and international responses and initiatives, including those of agencies such as UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves, and the UK's South West Tourism. The third part provides a range of investigative research, including topics such as air travel and coral reef tourism, and case studies from locations such as southern Africa, Scandinavia and the Pacific islands. Other research dimensions discussed in the book are drawn from Brazil, Hawaii, England, Australia and New Zealand. Overall, the book focuses on some of the most crucial challenges facing tourism in developed and developing countries.

Tourism And Climate Change

Author: Daniel Scott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415668867
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Tourism And Climate Change from the Author: Daniel Scott. 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.

Coastal Tourism Sustainability And Climate Change In The Caribbean Volume I

Author: Martha Honey
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1631574744
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Coastal Tourism Sustainability And Climate Change In The Caribbean Volume I from the Author: Martha Honey. The Caribbean is the most tourism-dependent region in the world, and its tourism attractions and infrastructure and three-quarters of its people are concentrated along its coastlines. While the Caribbean contributes to less than 1 percent of global carbon emissions, its beaches and hotels are among the most vulnerable to climate impacts, including increasingly fierce and frequent hurricanes, sea-level rise, and loss of coral and mangroves. This book details many techniques for mitigating and adapting to climate impacts and demonstrates how socially and environmentally responsible companies are proving resilient in coping with climate change.

Coastal Tourism Sustainability And Climate Change In The Caribbean Volume Ii

Author: Martha Honey
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1631574841
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Coastal Tourism Sustainability And Climate Change In The Caribbean Volume Ii from the Author: Martha Honey. This second volume on coastal tourism and climate change in the Caribbean examines three key supporting sectors: golf, local agriculture and cuisine, and aviation. Today, climate change is propelling accelerated reforms in these three sectors. Initiatives to link local agriculture to tourism are enriching visitor experiences and revitalizing local crops and cuisine, while reducing the carbon impact-the food print-from agricultural imports. Similarly, golf certification programs are providing templates for constructing and operating courses with smaller carbon footprints. In aviation, as well, virtually all international airlines are testing non-fossil fuel alternatives, and a nascent but growing green airport movement is reducing aviation's carbon footprint and improving its resilience. As the volume concludes, coastal tourism in the Caribbean is today addressing two intertwined concerns and opportunities: Òthe impacts of climate change and imperative of responsible tourism.Ó

Coastal Tourism Sustainability And Climate Change In The Caribbean

Author: Martha Honey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781631574832
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Coastal Tourism Sustainability And Climate Change In The Caribbean from the Author: Martha Honey. Coastal and marine tourism are the fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry. Beaches and coastlines are being rapidly bought up and built up, while the number, size and ports-of-call of cruise ships is growing rapidly. Nowhere is the more apparent than in the Caribbean, the most tourism dependent region in the world. Some 20 million cruise passengers and another 22 million overnight resort tourists - most from the United States -- vacation in the Caribbean each year. These forms of large-scale, mass market, sun-and-sand tourism are causing a range of environmental and social problems, while often bringing few benefits to the host communities. In recent years, these island nations have also become some of the most vulnerable places to climate change, including sea level rise and warming, coral and mangrove destruction, increasingly fierce and erratic storms, a host of other human-included phenomena. As an industry, tourism both contributes to and is a victim of climate change. Tourism cannot continue to pursue business as usual. These two interconnected volumes are organized around a central theme: How coastal and marine tourism must be sustainably planned, built, and operated in this era of climate change. The primary audience is the tourism industry, both individual businesses and associations, especially those connected with coastal and marine tourism but also anyone with interests in sustainable practices. In addition, the market for this publication will include university courses in areas such as tourism planning and management, sustainability, climate change, and economic development. We expect that the volume will also interest government planners, international development and financing agencies, NGOs, and others involved in or interested in the nexus of tourism and climate change. We propose that it be co-published by Business Expert Press and the Center for Responsible Travel. Given length guidelines, we are proposing that BEP and CREST co-publish two connected but standalone volumes, one focusing on coastal tourism and the other on marine tourism. We also envision that CREST may publish a combined single volume, with additional materials, through another publisher or self-published at a future date.

Tourism And The Implications Of Climate Change

Author: Christian Schott
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857246194
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Tourism And The Implications Of Climate Change from the Author: Christian Schott. This volume provides a valuable platform for knowledge exchange between different disciplines and for learning from both theory and practice in the context of tourism and climate change. The academic and case-study chapters in this volume provide a contextualization of tourism and climate change science, an examination of issues and actions in different countries and with different tourism consumers, and looks at the supply, adaptation and innovation of tourism products. Subjects examined are as diverse as: the European hotel sector; the North American cruise tourism industry; New Zealand youth hostels and campervans; Australia's tourism industry's GHG footprint; climate forecasts in the Baltic States; heat stress conditions in Spain; the Tourism Earth Lung initiative in Sri Lanka; and online discussions in cybercommunities. The different disciplinary perspectives presented in this volume include anthropology, climatology, climate change studies, economics, environmental sustainability, hospitality, policy and planning, psychology, scenario planning, and transport studies and contributions originate from eight developed countries across three continents.

The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism And Sustainability

Author: C. Michael Hall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135099146
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The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism And Sustainability from the Author: C. Michael Hall. Sustainability remains one of the major issues in tourism today. Concerns over climate and environmental change, the fallout from the global economic and financial crisis, and the seeming failure to meeting UN Millennium development goals have only reinforced the need for more sustainable approaches to tourism, however they be defined. Given the centrality of sustainability in tourism curricula, policies, research and practice it is therefore appropriate to prepare a state of the art handbook on the relationship between tourism and sustainability. This timely Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability is developed from specifically commissioned original contributions from recognised authors in the field, providing a systematic guide to the current state of knowledge on this area. It is interdisciplinary in coverage and international in scope through its authorship and content. The volume commences with an assessment of tourism’s global environmental, e.g. climate, emissions, energy use, biodiversity, water use, land use, and socio-economic effects, e.g. economic impacts, employment and livelihoods, culture. This then provides the context for sections outlining the main theoretical frameworks and constructs that inform tourism and sustainability, management tools and approaches, and the approaches used in different tourism and travel industry sectors. The book concludes by examining emerging and future concerns in tourism and sustainability such as peak-oil, post-carbon tourism, green economy and transition tourism. This is essential reading for students, researches and academics interested in the possibilities of sustainable forms of tourism and tourism’s contribution to sustainable development. Its assessment of tourism’s global impact along with its overviews of sectoral and management approaches will provide a benchmark by which the sustainability of tourism will be measured for years to come.

Climate Change And Tourism In The Asia Pacific

Author: Bruce Prideaux
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317747828
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Climate Change And Tourism In The Asia Pacific from the Author: Bruce Prideaux. Climate change will exert an enormous impact on all societies in the medium to long term. Tourism, as both a commercial activity and social phenomenon is not immune. To date, industry has been slow to recognise the scale of the threat posed by a changing climate on its operations and consumers have been extremely reluctant to modify their travel behaviours. The Asia Pacific region is well on the way to being the 21st Century powerhouse of tourism, however the manner in which it develops will, in part, be determined by how the global community responds to climate change. This book examines climate change issues related to tourism in the Asia Pacific region. Chapters discuss demand and supply side issues, explore government policy responses and introduce several new adaptation models. The book also calls for a more effective linking of social science research with the scientific discourse to create long term resolution of and adaptation to this issue. This book was published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research.

Biodiversity And Sustainable Development

Author: M.L. Narasaiah
Publisher: Discovery Publishing House
ISBN: 9788171419456
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Biodiversity And Sustainable Development from the Author: M.L. Narasaiah. Contents: Biodiversity, Living with Diversity, Saving the Planet, Population and the Environment, Ecosystems, Our Unknown Protectors, Climate Change and Human Health, Population Growth and Climate Change, Economics and Sustainable Development, Urbanization and the Environment, Sustainable Cities, Fresh Water and the Environment, Forests, Towards Healthy Cities, Global Warming, Money Alone is not Enough, Tourism and the Environment, Energy and Sustainability, Cities Residents to the Rescue, Children s Health and the Environment, Ecotourism or Ecocide? Sustainable Tourism Development, Economics and Environment, Population Growth and Energy, Population Growth and Urbanization, Population Growth and Waste, Using Economics to Advantage, Water, Solutions for a Water-Short World, Living with Leviathan, An Agenda for Change, Sustainable Tourism and the Environment, Big-Dam Construction is on the Rise, Population Growth and Fresh Water, Population Growth and Natural Recreation Areas, Development of Sericulture, The Do s and Don ts of Risk Reduction, Consuming the Future, Crisis Prevention, Crisis and New Orientation of Development Policy, Aid Effectiveness as a Multi-Level Process, The Dematerialisation of the World Economy, What s Driving Migration, Not Yet Fossil Fuel.

Balancing Development And Sustainability In Tourism Destinations

Author: Akhmad Saufi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811017182
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Balancing Development And Sustainability In Tourism Destinations from the Author: Akhmad Saufi. This book contains 35 papers from the Tourism Outlook Conference held in Lombok, Indonesia in July 2015. The book presents comprehensive discussions on sustainability in the tourism industry. It includes research on various constituents of the tourism sector and analyses of each of them from a sustainability standpoint. Case studies that are global in nature are presented to show how sustainable applications can be used and how concerns can be addressed. The book is a response to rapid change in contemporary tourism trends brought about by global economic and social forces such as development pressures, population growth, major resource extraction, industrial fishing, global climate change and steadily rising sea levels. Balancing Development and Sustainability in Tourism Destinations serves as a platform for students and educators, government agency employees, hospitality and tourism industry practitioners, public and private land managers, community development workers, and others interested in identifying practical solutions, charting new directions, and creating opportunities for sustainable tourism development.