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Global climate change and coastal tourism: recognizing problems, managing solutions and future expectations.

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This book aims to update the last volume, Disappearing Destinations (2011), and presents new cases that discuss current threats and consequences of climate change predictions on coastal tourism destinations. In this context, predicted changes and implications for management and policy at such destinations are assessed. The book chapters are divided into two key parts. In the first part, Chapters 1...


Chapter 21 (Page no: 247)

Case Study Turkey: Climate change and coastal tourism: impacts of climate change on the Turquoise Coast.

This chapter tries to assess the severity of expected climate change impacts on tourism at the Turquoise Coast (Turkey) and build up an adaptation agenda for the concerned parties. First, sea level rise projections are considered to understand the degree of exposure at the immediate coastal zone. A storm and flood risk projection follows to visualize any additional risks on the coasts as well as for the nautical tourism routes. A climate model also provides with outputs for determining the changes in the touristic climate comfort as well as spotting any increase of heatwave events. The changing windiness characteristics are also investigated to determine implications for surf tourism. Lastly, an aridity index and water deficit projections are interpreted to understand a conflicting future where water availability could decrease, whereas the growth of the tourism industry, particularly golf tourism, would imply more consumption of water resources. The assessments are finalized with implications on the future of a major component of diving tourism in the north Aegean - the red coral.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction - coastal tourism and climate change: current narratives and discourse. Author(s): Jones, A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 10) A rapidly changing climate in an era of increasing global carbon emissions. Author(s): Galdies, C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 23) Integrated Coastal Zone Management: policy evolution and effective implementation? Author(s): Phillips, M. R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 35) Climate change and tourism sustainability - the Red Queen Theory: tourists as climate refugees. Author(s): Jenkins, I.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 48) Climate change and its impacts on coastal tourism: regional assessments, gaps and issues. Author(s): Hall, C. M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 62) Assessing the climate change risk of a coastal-island destination. Author(s): Scott, D. Verkoeyen, S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 74) Climate change governance and trade policy: challenges for travel and tourism in Small Island Developing States. Author(s): Nurse, K. Edwards, D. Dookie, D.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 92) Case Study Ireland: Coastal tourism and climate change in Ireland. Author(s): Cooper, J. A. G. Boyd, S. W.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 111) Case Study Italy: The tourism management of climate change in the Mediterranean region: adaptation strategies in Sardinia and Sicily. Author(s): Cannas, R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 125) Case Study Portugal: Addressing tourism development and climate change in small Atlantic islands: the case of the Azores. Author(s): Calado, H. Borges, P. Ng Kiat Vergílio, M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 138) Case Study Malta: Climate change and tourism: risks, hazards and resilience - an island perspective. Author(s): Jones, A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 147) Case Study Iceland: Climate change and tourism sustainability and its effects on Icelandic coastal destinations. Author(s): Jenkins, I.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 159) Case Study Barbados: Policy, practice and science: perspectives on climate change and tourism in Barbados - conflict or congruence? Author(s): Cumberbatch, J. Nurse, L. Francis, K.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 170) Case Study Mexico: Riviera Maya - how is the Riviera Maya tourism industry dealing with climate change? An overview of non-climatic stressors that determine the destination's vulnerability to climate change. Author(s): Santos-Lacueva, R. Clavé, S. A. Saladié, Ò.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 181) Case Study Dubai: A theme park approach to climate change. Author(s): Anthonisz, A. Heap, T.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 191) Case Study Vietnam: Climate change impacts on UNESCO World Heritage - the case of Hoi An Ancient Town. Author(s): Bui, H. T. Tuan Anh Le
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 200) Case Study Sri Lanka: Climate change challenges for the Sri Lankan tourism industry. Author(s): Buultjens, J. Ratnayake, I. Gnanapala, W. K. A.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 212) Case Study Bangladesh: Addressing climate change effects on coastal tourism in St Martin's Island of Bangladesh. Author(s): Hassan, A. Rahimi, R.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 221) Case Study Vietnam: Climate change vulnerability assessment of coastal tourism in Cu Lao Cham Island. Author(s): Truong, V. D. Anh Le
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 231) Case Study New Zealand: Planning responses to coastal climate change risks: the case of Christchurch and the Akaroa Harbour, New Zealand. Author(s): Hall, C. M.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 263) Case Study Israel: Coastal tourism, coastal planning and climate change in Israel. Author(s): Hall, C. M. Ram, Y.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 273) Case Study Antarctica: Up against the ice barrier: Antarctic tourism operators prepare for the Polar Shipping Code. Author(s): Jabour, J.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 288) Case Study Morocco: Mediterranean Morocco, a vulnerable development called into question. Author(s): Perelli, C.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 300) Case Study Zanzibar: Climate change and tourism in Zanzibar: interrogating impacts and interventions. Author(s): Said, T. Muzaini, H. Duim, R. van der
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 312) Climate change and coastal tourism - a global perspective: recognizing problems - managing solutions - future expectations. Author(s): Jones, A.