Climate Change and Tourism: An Overview

Sharon F.H. Pang, Robert Douglas McKercher, Bruce Prideaux

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This paper presents an overview of the relationship between tourism and global climate change. On the one hand, the tourism industry may be one of the greatest economic victims of climate change. Yet, on the other hand, the broader tourism sector is also a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. This study traces the evolution of academic interest in tourism and climate change. Growth in this area has tracked growth in interest in climate change in general, with tourism-related papers representing consistently about 0.5% of the published research on climate change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-20
Number of pages17
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013


  • climate change
  • consumer
  • tourism
  • tourist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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