Assessing Tourists' Perceptions of Climate Change on Mountain Landscapes

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Title Assessing Tourists' Perceptions of Climate Change on Mountain Landscapes
Author Prideaux, Bruce; Coghlan, Alexandra; McNamara, Karen
Journal Name Tourism Recreation Research
Year Published 2010
Place of publication India
Publisher Centre for Tourism Research and Development.
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.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 Tourism Recreation Research. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 35
Issue Number 2
Page from 187
Page to 200
ISSN 0250-8281
Date Accessioned 2011-01-24
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Tourism Resource Appraisal
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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