Adaptation in the Tourism and Recreation Sector

  • Daniel Scott
  • Chris de Freitas
  • Andreas Matzarakis
Part of the Biometeorology book series (BIOMET, volume 1)

The tourism-recreation sector is increasingly recognized as a climate-sensitive economic sector, with both supply- (tourism operators, destination communities) and demand-side stakeholders (tourists) directly affected by climate and its indirect influence on a wide range of environmental resources that are critical to tourism. Knowledge of the affects of climate on tourism and the effectiveness of climate adaptations in this sector remains inadequate and behind that of other economic sectors that have a longer tradition of scholarly development and government involvement. This is problematic considering the continued rapid growth in tourism world-wide and its prominence in many national economies. This chapter provides an overview of the range of climate adaptations utilized in the tourism-recreation sector, comments on the state of knowledge about climate change adaptation in the sector, and discusses some important directions for future inquiry.


Adaptive Capacity Great Barrier Reef Climate Change Adaptation Global Environmental Change Climate Adaptation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Scott
    • 1
  • Chris de Freitas
    • 2
  • Andreas Matzarakis
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of WaterlooCanada
  2. 2.School of Geography and Environmental ScienceUniversity of AucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.Meteorological InstituteUniversity of FreiburgGermany

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