Building upon the book Disappearing Destinations (Jones and Phillips 2010) and its conclusion that promoted the need to recognize problems, meet expectations and manage solutions GlobalClimate Change and Coastal Tourism explores current threats to, and consequences of, climate change on existing tourism coastal destinations.
Part 1 of the book provides a theoretical platform and addresses topics such as sustainability, tourism impacts, governance trade and innovation and how the media addresses climate change and tourism. It also assesses management and policy options for the future sustainability of threatened tourism coastal destinations. Part 2 presents case studies from all regions of the world (Europe, The Americas, Asia, Africa and Australasia) which synthesise findings to make recommendations that can be used to promote strategies that ameliorate projected impacts of climate change on coastal tourism infrastructure and in turn promote the future sustainability of coastal tourism destinations.
This is a timely and informative text with appeal to researchers, undergraduate and post graduate students of tourism management, tourism planning, sustainable tourism development and leisure management, coastal tourism/management, environmental management/planning, geography, coastal zone management or climate change studies.
Foreign rights available. We will positively consider translations of abridged versions of this title.
"The book's strength lies within its variety of case studies which allow for comparative applications. Further, the cases presented in the book address the underrepresentation of cases from lesser-developed regions. Overall, the combination of theory and cases presents a valuable reference tool for key actors in coastal environments." - Brooke A. Porter, 1 Apr 2018. Journal of Ecotourism. - Journal of Ecotourism
Andrew is currently a resident professor and Head of Department for the Institute for Tourism Travel and Culture at The University of Malta. He has also held positions at The University of Wales, International Faculty Cardiff, Swansea Business School and the University of Brunei. In his early career he qualified in Urban and Regional Planning and Economic Development and initially worked within these fields both in the public and private sectors before taking up a position at the University of Wales where he taught planning , economic regeneration, environmental management and tourism development. He has professional experience in planning, environmental management and tourism management at international, regional and local levels and has been an enthusiastic contributor to the academic tourism community within the UK and internationally for over thirty years. In this respect he has been an active practitioner, researcher and teacher since 1981. In his positions with both th