This book discusses the tourism-climate system and provides a sound basis for those interested in tourism management and climate change mitigation, adaptation and policy. In the first three chapters, the book provides a general overview of the relationships between tourism and climate change and illustrates the complexity in four case studies that are relevant to the wide audience of tourism stakeholders. In the following seven chapters detailed discussion of the tourism and climate systems, greenhouse gas accounting for tourism, mitigation, climate risk management and comprehensive tourism-climate policies are provided. This book compiles and critically analyses the latest knowledge in this field of research and seeks to make it accessible to tourism practitioners and other stakeholders involved in tourism or climate change.
Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 653 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 24 mm
This book by Becken and Hay represents the most comprehensive synthesis of tourism and climate change issues thus far. Becken and Hay have made a significant contribution to the literature that will stimulate policy discourse and empirical research on the tourism-climate system. Highly recommended.* Y.-F. Leung, North Carolina State University, Choice, February 2008 *
I fully expect this book to become required reading for tourism and ecotourism courses in universities around the world. As an up-to-date summary of a rapidly expanding area of tourism research it deserves a wide readership and, unusually for an academic book, will be genuinely useful to practitioners and planners.-- Richard Ladle, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, in Environmental Conservation, Volume 35/1, 2008
This is the most comprehensive book on climate change and tourism that I'm aware of. It is a substantial and useful contribution to the literature. It is packed with valuable information.* Geoffrey Wall, University of Waterloo, Canada in Tourism Recreation Research 33(3), 2008 *
This is a very valuable volume, and one which researchers in all areas of tourism studies could well keep close to hand as a routine reference.* Ralf Buckley, Griffith University, Australia in Tourism Recreation Research 33(3), 2008 *
This book is a welcome addition given the dearth of climate change studies in the tourism literature. The authors have managed to pull together a vast amount of information in such a way that the reader is inspired to contribute to solutions, whether that is by learning, researching, or planning for the future. Most importantly, they provide for a way forward.* Caroline Winter, La Trobe University in Annals of Tourism 35 (2008) *
The book is an authoritative and comprehensive overview of a rapidly evolving area of tourism research. The fresh thinking on the complexities of climate change and tourism interactions makes the book essential reading for scholars and decision-makers throughout the tourism community that are seriously interested in the sustainability of tourism in the 21st century.* Dr. Daniel Scott, University of Waterloo, Canada *
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