Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the views of industrial practitioners from Jamaica's hotel, travel and tourism industry on climate change. Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses standard questions to explore the likely impact of climate change on tourism and the kinds of action needed by government and by industry to mitigate these impacts. Findings – It is indicated that practitioners are aware of the growing impact of climate change on their business and the need for a co‐ordinated response. Originality/value – The paper relates the analysis of climate issues in the Caribbean to the views and experiences of industry leaders.
Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 7, 2009
Keywords: Hotels; Tourism; Climatology; Jamaica