Climate change and tourism in the Asia Pacific

Climate change and tourism in the Asia Pacific. Edited by Bruce Prideaux, Bob McKercher and Karen Elizabeth McNamara Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2014.

Title Climate change and tourism in the Asia Pacific
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Publication year 2014
Sub-type Edited book
Open Access Status
Volume 18 (1-2)
Series Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research
ISBN 9780415740500
ISSN 1094-1665
1741-6507
Language eng
Editor Bruce Prideaux
Bob McKercher
Karen Elizabeth McNamara
Total number of pages 190
Year available 2012
Formatted Abstract/Summary
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.
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes This book was published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research.

 
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