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Disappearing destinations: Climate change and future challenges for coastal tourism.

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This book with two key parts discusses threats and consequences of climate predictions on coastal tourism destinations. Chapters 1 to 7 explore the theoretical and contextual frameworks of climate change processes and their general relationship with coastal tourism destinations. Such concepts for example evaluate the relationship and juxtaposition between climate change and tourism and explore emerging issues relating to the media, the law and risk assessments. The following chapters 8 to 17 are more applied and draw upon a range of international case studies from leading academics, professionals and practitioners. These case studies illustrate contemporary issues in the development of coastal tourism destinations; perceived impacts of climate change; and review suggested or actioned ameliorative measures and evaluations of these. The case studies based on specific coastal tourism typologies, including established beach resorts, ecotourism destinations, island destinations and adventure/alternative coastal destinations, are drawn from key regions of the world including the Americas, Europe, Australasia and Asia.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction - disappearing destinations: current issues, challenges and polemics. Author(s): Jones, A. Phillips, M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 10) Climate change and its impacts on tourism: regional assessments, knowledge gaps and issues. Author(s): Hall, C. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 30) Managing the coastal zone: learning from experience? Author(s): Phillips, M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 47) Definitions and typologies of coastal tourism beach destinations. Author(s): Williams, A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 66) Climate change: risk management issues and challenges. Author(s): Jenkins, I.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 82) Climate change - law, environment and tourism. Author(s): Osborne, P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 90) Climate change, tourism and the media: developing a research agenda. Author(s): Burns, P. Bibbings, L.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 99) Climate change and the Mediterranean southern coasts. Author(s): Anfuso, G. Nachite, D.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 111) Climate change and coastal tourism in the Azores Archipelago. Author(s): Calado, H. Ng Kiat Borges, P. Alves, F. Sousa, L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 125) Climate change and coastal tourism in Ireland. Author(s): Cooper, J. A. G. Boyd, S. W.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 144) Climate change - coral reefs and dive tourism in South-east Asia. Author(s): Dearden, P. Manopawitr, P.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 161) Tourism and climate impact on the North American eastern seaboard. Author(s): Hughes, Z.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 177) Would you like ice with that? Antarctic tourism and climate change. Author(s): Jabour, J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 191) UK Coastal tourism destinations - assessment of perceived climate impacts: issues for destination management, local governance and public policy making. Author(s): Jones, A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 203) Grand Isle, Louisiana: a historic US Gulf coast resort adapts to Hurricanes, subsidence and sea level rise. Author(s): Meyer-Arendt, K. J.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 218) Impact of climate change on island tourism - the Balearic Islands: impacts, vulnerability and critical management issues. Author(s): Moreno, A.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 233) The impact of climate change on reef-based tourism in cairns, Australia - adaptation and response strategies for a highly vulnerable destination. Author(s): Wilson, R. F. Turton, S. M.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 254) Disappearing destinations: recognizing problems - meeting expectations - delivering solutions. Author(s): Jones, A. Phillips, M.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • University of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2011
  • ISBN
  • 9781845935481
  • Record Number
  • 20103379660