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Global environmental consequences of tourism
Abstract In 2000, almost 700 million international tourist arrivals were counted worldwide. Even though a global activity of this scale can be assumed to have a substantial impact on the environment,Expand
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Climate Change and Tourism: Responding to Global Challenges.
No abstract. Prepared for United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Madrid, Spain.
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Tourism and water use: supply, demand, and security. An international review.
This article reviews direct freshwater consumption in tourism from both quantitative and qualitative viewpoints to assess the current water demand of the tourism sector and to identify current andExpand
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Preferred climates for tourism: case studies from Canada, New Zealand and Sweden.
Climate has an important influence on the travel decisions of tourists. This paper reviews the distinct lines of inquiry that have been used to examine the influence of climate on tourist decisionExpand
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‘It Does Not Harm the Environment!’ An Analysis of Industry Discourses on Tourism, Air Travel and the Environment
While a substantial part of the population in Europe seems well informed about the phenomenon of climate change, uncertainty seems to prevail in terms of its seriousness, its consequences for societyExpand
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International tourism and climate change
Tourism is a major global economic sector that is undergoing tremendous growth in emerging economies and is often touted as salient for development and poverty alleviation in developing countries.Expand
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The eco-efficiency of tourism.
The use of fossil energy is one of the major environmental problems associated with tourism and travel. Consequently, the need to limit fossil energy use has been highlighted as a precondition forExpand
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Voluntary Carbon Offsetting Schemes for Aviation: Efficiency, Credibility and Sustainable Tourism
Tourism is becoming increasingly dependent on air transport. Recent scientific work has pointed out the significant and growing contribution of air transport to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.Expand
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Ecological footprint analysis as a tool to assess tourism sustainability
This article has the aim to provide a methodological framework for the calculation of ecological footprints related to leisure tourism. Based on the example of the Seychelles, it reveals theExpand
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The consequences of tourism for sustainable water use on a tropical island: Zanzibar, Tanzania.
  • S. Gössling
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Journal of environmental management
  • 1 February 2001
Many developing countries in the tropics have focused on tourism to generate additional income sources and to diversity the economy. Coastlines in particular have been on the forefront of touristExpand
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