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How will climate change impact on the tourism industry? Interviews with leading representatives of the travel and tourism industry in Jamaica

Anthony J. Hall (TRAIT Consultants, Kingston, Jamaica)
Anthony Clayton (University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica)

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes

ISSN: 1755-4217

Article publication date: 7 August 2009

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the views of industrial practitioners from Jamaica's hotel, travel and tourism industry on climate change.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper uses standard questions to explore the likely impact of climate change on tourism and the kinds of action needed by government and by industry to mitigate these impacts.

Findings

It is indicated that practitioners are aware of the growing impact of climate change on their business and the need for a co‐ordinated response.

Originality/value

The paper relates the analysis of climate issues in the Caribbean to the views and experiences of industry leaders.

Keywords

Citation

Hall, A.J. and Clayton, A. (2009), "How will climate change impact on the tourism industry? Interviews with leading representatives of the travel and tourism industry in Jamaica", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 1 No. 3, pp. 269-273. https://doi.org/10.1108/17554210910980602

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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