Climate change and sustainable practices: a case study of the resort industry in Florida

Richins, Harold, and Scarinci, Janice (2009) Climate change and sustainable practices: a case study of the resort industry in Florida. Tourismos: an international multidisciplinary journal of tourism, 4 (2). pp. 107-128.

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Climate change and potential global warming has become important in many forums both nationally and internationally. Though there has previously been some opposition to the existence of human caused climate change and resulting global warming as a threat t o the earth’s population and survival, scientific evidence has more recently been found to be compelling. One of the key industries that may be affected by global warming and climate change is the tourism industry. This is becoming a growing concern in Florida, U.S.A. where potential rising sea levels may have a profound effect. This paper discusses the development, importance and implications of climate change, its relationship to the tourism and hospitality industry and provides a case study of the Florida lodging industry regarding mechanisms and responses that the lodging and resort sector of the industry has been taking in addressing climate change factors.

Item ID: 58350
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1790-8418
Keywords: climate change; global warming; lodging; resorts; sustainable practices
Copyright Information: © University of the Aegean. Printed in Greece. Some rights reserved. Open Access under a Creative Commons (CC BY NC-ND 3.0) international licence.
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2019 04:56
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150601 Impacts of Tourism @ 80%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 20%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 50%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9098 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism > 909899 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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