Handbook on Managing Nature-Based Tourism Destinations Amid Climate Change

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Handbook on Managing Nature-Based Tourism Destinations Amid Climate Change

9781035311248 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Ante Mandić, Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism, University of Split, Croatia, Anna Spenceley, CEO, Spenceley Tourism And Development (STAND Ltd) and Senior Research Fellow, University of Johannesburg, South Africa and David A. Fennell, Department of Geography and Tourism Studies, Brock University, Canada
Publication Date: July 2024 ISBN: 978 1 03531 124 8 Extent: 396 pp
This Handbook offers a comprehensive guide to sustainable practices in nature-based tourism (NBT), focusing on the critical need to combat climate-related challenges. Multidisciplinary in scope, it highlights innovative governance models, community engagement, and transdisciplinary collaboration for sustainable NBT management, as well as adaptive strategies for NBT to thrive in changing climates.

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This Handbook offers a comprehensive guide to sustainable practices in nature-based tourism (NBT), focusing on the critical need to combat climate-related challenges. Multidisciplinary in scope, it highlights innovative governance models, community engagement, and transdisciplinary collaboration for sustainable NBT management, as well as adaptive strategies for NBT to thrive in changing climates.

Bringing together an array of experts from the Global South and North, the Handbook underscores the importance of integrating climate considerations into tourism strategies for resilience and sustainability. Contributing authors provide actionable information and strategies for destination managers, focusing on reducing emissions, fostering ecosystem regeneration, and ensuring financial sustainability. The book is a key resource for navigating climate challenges in tourism and advocates for informed, strategic actions going forward.

With its wealth of international case studies and focus on practical strategies for managing nature-based tourism destinations, this book is an essential read for students and researchers in tourism studies, as well as tourism practitioners and policymakers interested in the sustainable development of tourism.
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‘This complete book is the first to describe specifically nature-based tourism and both adaptation to climate change and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. Highly recommended for anyone worrying about the future of tourism, nature and the climate.’
– Paul Peeters, Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

‘Climate change is a major challenge to the capacity of tourism to contribute positively to biodiversity conservation and the social and economic well-being of nature-based tourism destinations. This Handbook provides welcome insights not only into the challenge of climate change and the vulnerability of destinations but also the means by which destinations and tourism businesses can adapt and continue to contribute to conservation. The book provides valuable reading for anyone interested in this topic.’
– C. Michael Hall, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Contents
Contents

1 Introduction to the Handbook on Managing Nature-Based Tourism
Destinations amid Climate Change 1
Ante Mandić, Anna Spenceley and David A. Fennell
PART I MONITORING AND MEASURING NBT-RELATED EMISSIONS
2 Evaluation of climatic comfort indices in the nature-based tourism
destinations of Turkey 13
Faize Sarış, Mehmet Şeremet and Furkan Gedik
3 Advancing climate change response: the pivotal role of the International
Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories 30
Izidora Marković Vukadin, Hrvoje Carić and Leona Matotek
4 Measuring and managing the Invisible Burden of Tourism on Block
Island, Rhode Island 45
Nicole Wargo, Megan Epler Wood and O’Shannon Burns
5 Monitoring of shoreline changes and their implications for tourism: the
case of the Litoral Norte Natural Park (Esposende, Portugal) 70
António Avelino Batista Vieira, António José Bento-Gonçalves, Jorge Novais,
Sara Catarina Gomes da Silva, Saulo de Oliveira Folharini and Tiago
Alexandre Ribeiro Marques
PART II ACCELERATING DECARBONISATION IN NBT
6 Decarbonisation in nature-based tourism: the shifting paradigm in the
ASEAN region 89
Nagathisen Katahenggam, Thanam Subramaniam, Jeetesh Kumar and Chia
Kei Wei
7 The role of public policy in accelerating the decarbonisation of the
tourism industry 102
Mira Zovko
8 Responses to climate change in Alpine ski destinations 121
Lucas Berard-Chenu, Hugues François and Emmanuelle George
9 Towards decarbonisation plans for ski tourism: examples from the
Swiss and French Alps 136
Emmanuel Salim, Tristan Loloum and Anouk Bonnemains
10 Accelerating decarbonisation in nature-based tourism 150
Susanne Etti
PART III INSPIRING ECOSYSTEM REGENERATION IN NB DESTINATIONS
11 Integrating climate change adaptation into coastal tourism planning and
management: the case of the Makarska Riviera, Croatia 163
Lidija Petrić and Martina Baučić
12 Preparedness and response to climate change in a nature-based tourism
destination: an exploratory case study of Banks Peninsula, New Zealand 183
Asif Hussain
13 The dependency on private car use for nature-based tourism – an
inescapable practice, or potential for change? 202
Eivind Farstad and Jan Vidar Haukeland
14 Revitalizing ecosystems in nature-based tourist sites: a case study of
Pichavaram Mangroves, Tamil Nadu, India 222
Freeda Maria Swarna M and Shaheed Khan
15 Business Purpose Canvas: stimulating regenerative tourism practice
through redefining business purpose 245
Lauren Verheijen, Ko Koens, Jeroen Klijs, Jasper Heslinga and Bert Smit
16 Scaling nature-based solutions through regenerative tourism 259
Chloe King and O’Shannon Burns
PART IV FOSTERING COLLABORATION BETWEEN CRITICAL
STAKEHOLDERS IN NB DESTINATIONS
17 Using living labs to raise awareness and foster collaboration for
a nature-based destination in the urban periphery 289
Donagh Horgan, Iris Kerst and Ko Koens
18 Indigenous tourism through cultural participation for climate change
mitigation: learning wisdom of nature and sustainability from the Anishinaabek 305
Ho Hon Leung, William Morin, Artie Ng, Lap K. IU and Hoi F. Cheu
19 Spatial and temporal patterns of nature-based tourism in East and
Southern Africa over the COVID-19 pandemic period 322
Hugh J.W. Sturrock, Jonathan J. Smith, Michael Ngugi Kimani, Emmanuel
Nkurunziza, Anna Spenceley, Derek de la Harpe, Holly T. Dublin, Richard
Gauld, Jonathan Hutton and Neil D. Burgess
PART V ENSURING FINANCIAL CAPACITIES TO MEET SHARED
GOALS IN NB DESTINATIONS
20 Options for financing nature-based tourism in Africa 332
Anna Spenceley
21 Rebalancing the nature tourism value chain 347
Giles Davies
22 Conclusion: navigating the future of nature-based tourism in a changing
climate 365
Ante Mandić, Anna Spenceley and David A. Fennell
Index 372
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