Today, more than ever, communities need to develop resilience strategies to adapt to the varied and often unpredictable forces of global change. The focus of this collection of articles from Tourism Geographies is on global change in tourism places. Global change incorporates social and economic globalization, which is arguably the most important process to have shaped the development of modern tourism since the nineteenth century, and climate change, which is likely to be the most significant factor influencing human behavior and livelihood in the coming decades. The organization of these articles reflects a traditional geography approach, which starts with an emphasis the physical geography foundations of the human condition, especially through the issue of climate change. This is then broadened by a series of insightful comparative studies of how tourism communities react, adapt and relate to their changing natural and social conditions. This collection of papers addresses major issues and adaptive paths for tourism destinations as they face the challenges of our contemporary world.
This bookw as published as a special issue of Tourism Geographies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: managing and adapting to global change in tourism places Alan A. Lew
2. Thermal range of coastal tourism resort microclimates Michelle Rutty and Daniel Scott
3. Hurricane impacts on southeastern United States coastal national park visitation Kyle M. Woosnam and Hyun Kim
4. A cluster analysis of climate change mitigation behaviours among SMTEs Tim Coles, Anne-Kathrin Zschiegner and Claire Dinan
5. Climate change perceptions and responses in Scotland’s ski industry Debbie Hopkins and Kate Maclean
6. Perceptions of trekking tourism and social and environmental change in Nepal’s Himalayas Gyan P. Nyaupane, Alan A. Lew and Kevin Tatsugawa
7. Asset-based community development as applied to tourism in Tibet Mao-Ying Wu and Philip L. Pearce
8. Understanding local innovation systems in peripheral tourism destinations Doris Anna Carson, Dean Bradley Carson and Heidi Hodge
9. Tourism-conservation enterprises as a land-use strategy in Kenya Machiel Lamers, Rita Nthiga, Rene van der Duim and Jakomijn van Wijk
10. Community perceptions to place attachment and tourism development in Finnish Lapland Eva Kaján
11. Tourism destination zoning in mountain regions: a consumer-based approach Dani Blasco, Jaume Guia and Lluís Prats
12. Cultural impact of modernization and tourism on Dai villages in Xishuangbanna, China Likun Chen
Alan A. Lew is a Professor in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation at Northern Arizona University where he teaches courses in geography, urban planning and tourism. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the Tourism Geographies journal and has published several books on geography and tourism, including Tourism Geography, 3rd edition, with Stephen Williams. His interests and writings focus on tourism across East and Southeast Asia.