Climate change and tourism in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Zeppel, Heather (2012) Climate change and tourism in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Current Issues in Tourism, 15 (3). pp. 287-292. ISSN 1368-3500


Climate change impacts such as coral bleaching are now evident on many coral reefs visited by tourists. This paper reports on climate change workshops and climate change actions implemented by tourism operators and agencies in Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, with a focus on eco-efficiency initiatives. The results of a climate change action survey of 82 Great Barrier Reef tourism operators are also presented. Climate change responses by coral reef destinations require a mix of environmental and business strategies.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: First published on 07 March 2011. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2012 06:16
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; Great Barrier Reef; Australia; tourism operators; eco-efficiency initiatives
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0699 Other Biological Sciences > 069902 Global Change Biology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150605 Tourism Resource Appraisal
05 Environmental Sciences > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9098 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism > 909899 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2011.556247

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