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Tourism and Global Environmental Change : Ecological, Social, Economic And Political Interrelationships - Stefan Gossling

Tourism and Global Environmental Change

Ecological, Social, Economic And Political Interrelationships

By: Stefan Gossling (Editor)

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In recent years, global environmental change has become perceptible in many regions of the world and affects the very foundations of tourism and travel. The first part of the book is devoted to an in-depth study of the effects of global environmental change for tourism in different environments, including polar regions, mountains, lakes/streams, forests, costal zones, deserts, and urban environments. The second part looks at some specific global aspects of environmental change affecting tourism, such as the spread of diseases in changing climates, the availability of water resources, and extreme weather events. It can be assumed that these developments will have concomitant detrimental consequences for the tourist industry as well as for tourists themselves. The third section will thus look at stakeholder perceptions of global environmental change. In particular, the perceptions of tourists, tourist industry and policy makers will be highlighted. Finally, a fourth section will look at adaptation. Contributions will seek to discuss the options of restructuring the tourist industry in a changing world.

Introduction to Tourism and Global Environmental Change / Stefan G??ssling and C. Michael Hall -- Impacts of Global Environmental Change on Tourism in the Polar Regions / Margaret Johnston -- Global Environmental Change and Mountain Tourism / Daniel Scott -- Lakes and streams / Brenda Jones, Daniel Scott and Stefan G??ssling -- Tourism and forest ecosystems / Stefan G??ssling and thomas Hickler -- The Coastal and Marine Environment / Stephen Craig-Smith, Richard Tapper, and Xavier Font -- Deserts and savanna regions -- Robert Preston Whyte, Shirley Brooks and William Ellery -- Tourism urbanisation and global environmental change / C. Michael Hall -- Tourism, Disease and Global Environmental Change: The Fourth Transition / C. Michael Hall.

ISBN: 9780203011911
ISBN-10: 2370005225820
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 30th November 2005