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How will climate change impact on the tourism industry? Interviews with leading representatives of the travel and tourism industry in Jamaica

How will climate change impact on the tourism industry? Interviews with leading representatives... 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes Emerald Publishing

How will climate change impact on the tourism industry? Interviews with leading representatives of the travel and tourism industry in Jamaica

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1755-4217
DOI
10.1108/17554210910980602
Publisher site
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Abstract

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.

Journal

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism ThemesEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 7, 2009

Keywords: Hotels; Tourism; Climatology; Jamaica

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