Impact of Climate Change on Tourism on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau: Research Based on a Literature Review
AbstractIrrespective of insights gained from previous studies on the impacts and adaptions associated with climate change; little consideration has been given to the effect of climate change on tourism on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP). Based on a conceptual framework of the impact of climate change on tourism in high-altitude regions; this paper reviews the literature pertaining to the effects of climate change on the natural characteristics of the QTP and it discusses the corresponding implications for tourism within the region. The findings show that the features of the QTP affected most by climate change comprise wetlands, glaciers, and the vegetation, wildlife, and climate resources. Accordingly, such effects could have considerable implications for related tourism activities. Climate change poses both challenges and opportunities for tourism development on the QTP. The information presented in this paper offers insight for tourism management on the QTP. Comprehensive measures involving all stakeholders should be taken to promote the sustainable development of tourism on the QTP, and to both mitigate the threats and exploit the opportunities related to climate change. View Full-Text
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Wang, L.-E.; Zeng, Y.; Zhong, L. Impact of Climate Change on Tourism on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau: Research Based on a Literature Review. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1539.
Wang L-E, Zeng Y, Zhong L. Impact of Climate Change on Tourism on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau: Research Based on a Literature Review. Sustainability. 2017; 9(9):1539.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Ling-en; Zeng, Yuxi; Zhong, Linsheng. 2017. "Impact of Climate Change on Tourism on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau: Research Based on a Literature Review." Sustainability 9, no. 9: 1539.
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