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Stakeholder Response Strategies to Climate Change Impacts on the Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Tourism Destinations

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Abstract:

This study addresses climate change impacts on the sustainability of environmental assets and the economic benefits of such to tourism destinations. Representing an increasing percentage of national, regional, and local economics, this impact becomes important measured in tax income, employment rates, and financial multiplier effects. Impact on the sustainability of the environment of a destination and the inconsistent availability of natural resources for recreational purposes is identified in terms of climatic change in Central Europe. This study offers strategies to assist tourism destinations in responding to key issues of climate change; the frequency of unpredictable weather patterns, changing trends in visitor destination selection, and the challenge to deliver a consistent visitor "experience."

Keywords: CLIMATE CHANGE; STRATEGIC RESPONSE STRATEGY; SUSTAINABILITY

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3727/154427206779307268

Publication date: 2006-09-01

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