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Tourism and Global Environmental Change
Ecological, Economic, Social and Political Interrelationships





ISBN 9780415361323
Published January 24, 2006 by Routledge
344 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations

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This fascinating book is the first comprehensive analysis of the economic, social and political interrelationships between tourism and global environmental change: one of the most significant issues facing humankind today. Its contributors argue that the impacts of these changes are potentially extremely serious both for the tourism industry, and for the communities dependent upon it.

Integrating knowledge from the social and physical sciences, this significant book explores they key issues surrounding global environmental change, as well as government and industry willingness to meet the challenges posed by it. Divided into four main sections, it investigates:

  • the tourism and global environmental change relationship in specific environments
  • global issues related to environmental change 
  • differing perceptions of global environmental change held by tourists and the tourist industry.

Comprehensive in scope, topical and integrative, this key text is essential reading for students, scholars and researchers in all aspects of tourism, geography and environmental studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Tourism and Global Environmental Change  Part 1: Environments  2. Impacts of Global Environmental Change on Tourism in the Polar Regions  3. Global Environmental Change and Mountain Tourism  4. Lakes and Streams  5. Tourism and Forest Ecosystems  6. The Coastal and Marine Environment  7. Deserts and Savannah Regions  8. Tourism Urbanisation and Global Environmental Change  Part 2: Global Issues  9. Tourism, Disease and Global Environmental Change  10. Tourism and Water  11. Extreme Weather Events  12. Biodiversity and Global Environmental Change  Part 3: Stakeholder Adaptation and Perceptions  13. The Role of Climate Information in Tourist Destination Choice Decision-Making  14. Re-structuring the Tourist Industry  15. US Ski Industry Adaptation to Climate Change  16. The Example of the Avalanche Winter 1999 and the Storm Lothar in the Swiss Alps  17. Tourists and Global Environmental Change  18. Conclusion

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Stefan Gössling, Michael C. Hall