National tourism policy for climate change

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Title National tourism policy for climate change
Author Becken, Susanne; Clapcott, Ross
Journal Name Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events
Editor Rhodri Thomas
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Tourism will be highly impacted upon by climate change and adaptation and mitigation policies implemented by other agencies. This paper seeks to increase our understanding of the role tourism plays in relation to climate change policies and identifies gaps where specific tourism policy might be required to address climate change. Based on the case studies of Fiji and New Zealand, common areas of concern relating to climate change will be identified, existing policy settings discussed and challenges of the policy development process explored. Existing climate policies were found to cover tourism for many issues, either directly or indirectly, and tourism‐specific policy needs relate mainly to a better integration with these policies, education and capacity building, business performance and marketing. The participatory process and the creation of a tourism‐climate change policy network have proven successful in both case studies.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19407963.2011.539378
Volume 3
Issue Number 1
Page from 1
Page to 17
ISSN 1940-7971
Date Accessioned 2012-03-26
Date Available 2012-05-23T22:15:39Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Tourism
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/44781
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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