08 Aug '11, 12pm

How the Tourism Industry Can Prepare for Climate Change

How the Tourism Industry Can Prepare for Climate Change

This article originally appeared in BSR Insight . Perhaps no other industry is more dependent on climate than travel and tourism. From warm, sunny, beachfront resorts, to majestic, snowy mountains, and turbulence-free flights, nearly every aspect of the industry is better off and more profitable when the weather is stable and predictable, and travelers can move about safely and without disruption. According to a 2008 study by the UN World Travel Organisation , tourism will likely move toward higher latitudes and altitudes, where negative climate change impacts will not be as drastic. If that happens, the competitive position of vacation spots will change, leaving some areas to decline as others become more popular. Climate change is also predicted to result in greater weather volatility and related risks to infrastructure. Increased costs, primarily for fuel, will lead to ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/08/08/how-tourism-indus...

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