This fascinating book is the first comprehensive analysis of the economic, social and political interrelationships between tourism and global environmental change: one of the most significant issues facing humankind today. Its contributors argue that the impacts of these changes are potentially extremely serious both for the tourism industry, and for the communities dependent upon it.

Integrating knowledge from the social and physical sciences, this significant book explores they key issues surrounding global environmental change, as well as government and industry willingness to meet the challenges posed by it. Divided into four main sections, it investigates:

  • the tourism and global environmental change relationship in specific environments
  • global issues related to environmental change 
  • differing perceptions of global environmental change held by tourists and the tourist industry.

Comprehensive in scope, topical and integrative, this key text is essential reading for students, scholars and researchers in all aspects of tourism, geography and environmental studies.

part I|121 pages


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part II|70 pages

Global issues

chapter 10|15 pages

Tourism and water

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part III|94 pages

Stakeholder adaptation and perceptions

chapter 14|11 pages

Restructuring the tourist industry

New marketing perspectives for global environmental change
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chapter 15|24 pages

US ski industry adaptation to climate change

Hard, soft and policy strategies
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chapter 17|12 pages

Tourists and global environmental change

A possible scenario in relation to nature and authenticity
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chapter 18|16 pages


Wake up … this is serious
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