Tourism worldwide getting affected by climate change

Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

globeCompared to other industries, tourism relies on stable climate, whether it is attracting customers to beautiful lakes, bountiful beaches or majestic mountains. But scientific studies show that climate change is causing unpredictable variations in weather conditions and adversely affecting tourism. The tourism industry is at the same time a victim and contributor to global warming. Changing climate has resulted in low attendance in many renowned tourist spots and at the same time affected business in hotels and other businesses.

 
This uncertainty in climate is making it harder for the tourism industry to plan in advance. Even tourism businesses that benefit from warm weather could suffer from a warming planet. Then there is the threat of rising sea levels, as a result of which many tourists are cancelling island and sea destinations. This is a serious threat to the tourism industry and the economy overall.

 

Tourism is also responsible for about 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. A big chunk of these emissions come from vehicles used for tourism – getting tourists to and from their destinations. 20% more comes from the accommodation sector, which involves heating, air conditioning and maintaining bars, restaurants and pools. However, the aviation industry is working on cleaning up its pollution levels and using fuel efficient technologies.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 08 imexamerica 2019
  • 13 Food Hospitality2019
  • 14 Hotelierseries Africa 2019
  • 14 restaurantscafeslounges 19
  • 15 hotelierseries mena 2019
  • 17 getglobal 19
  • 17 itehk 19
  • 18 Africa Hotel & Resort 2019
  • 18 chinatravelnews2019
  • 19 China Hotel 19
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. IMEX FRANKFURT

      May 21 - May 23
    2. CARIBBEAN HOTEL & RESORT INVESTMENT SUMMIT ( CHRIS)

      May 21 - May 23
    3. EBACE

      May 21 - May 23
    4. HOTELIER SUMMIT INDIA

      May 22 - May 25
    5. ILTM ASIA PACIFIC

      May 27 - May 30
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com