Developing a framework for regional destination adaptation to climate change

Jopp, Ryan, DeLacy, Terry and Mair, Judith (2010) Developing a framework for regional destination adaptation to climate change. Current Issues in Tourism, 13 6: 591-605. doi:10.1080/13683501003653379

Author Jopp, Ryan
DeLacy, Terry
Mair, Judith
Title Developing a framework for regional destination adaptation to climate change
Journal name Current Issues in Tourism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1368-3500
Publication date 2010
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13683501003653379
Open Access Status
Volume 13
Issue 6
Start page 591
End page 605
Total pages 15
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The tourism sector is particularly vulnerable to changes in climate, as it is often the weather that sets the parameters for various forms of tourism. Despite this, little research has been done to assist tourism destinations in adapting to climate change. Adaptation aims to moderate, cope with, and benefit from the consequences of climate change in order to manage risk and reduce vulnerability. Most adaptation models focus on the risks of climate change, missing the potential opportunities that may emerge due to climate change. Furthermore, the role of the tourist is largely neglected. This paper provides an analysis of existing adaptation models for tourism before proposing a conceptual framework for regional adaptation to climate change which takes into account both supply- and demand-side perspectives. Consequently, the proposed model provides a holistic approach to adaptation that aims to increase resilience and resistance to climate change by implementing appropriate adaptation strategies that reduce vulnerability, while increasing readiness to capitalise on opportunities presented by climate change.
Keyword Adaptation framework
Climate change
Regional tourism destinations
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
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