Assessing tourists’ perceptions of climate change on mountain landscapes

Prideaux, B., Coghlan, A. and McNamara, K. E. (2010) Assessing tourists’ perceptions of climate change on mountain landscapes. Tourism Recreation Research, 35 2: 187-199.

Author Prideaux, B.
Coghlan, A.
McNamara, K. E.
Title Assessing tourists’ perceptions of climate change on mountain landscapes
Journal name Tourism Recreation Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0250-8281
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 35
Issue 2
Start page 187
End page 199
Total pages 13
Place of publication Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Publisher Centre for Tourism Research and Development
Language eng
Abstract The increasing popularity of mountains as a tourism resource has coincided with growing concerns about the probable impact of climate change on sensitive mountain ecosystems and the long-term sustainability of these ecosystems. This paper outlines and tests a six-step model that synthesizes scientific research into the probable impacts of climate change on mountain ecosystems with tourism research that evaluates how tourists are likely to respond to visual changes in mountain landscapes. The model was tested in the Wet Tropics rainforests of Queensland, Australia and found to have a predicative capability on possible tourist response to climate change impacts in mountain destinations.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 04 Jun 2013, 15:38:22 EST by Karen Mcnamara on behalf of School of Geography, Planning & Env Management