Special Issue "Sustainable Winter Tourism in Changing Climate"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2018
Tourism is, not only a factor that causes major greenhouse gas emissions, with air transportation accounting for the largest share, but is also threatened by climate change, especially winter tourism. Regionalized climate models for the Northern hemisphere show that the temperature increase in the winter months (December to February) is much more pronounced than in other climate zones, based on medium and high emission future emissions scenarios (RCP 4.5 and 8.5). Furthermore, there is an ongoing discussion about the characteristics of environmentally-friendly tourist behavior in the winter season. Green tourists can be characterized by taken into account both a low carbon travel mode and a nature based destination when they choose their holiday destinations. However, little is known about the market potential of nature based tourists and their features. The aim of the Special Issue is to collect new insights into the characteristics of nature based tourists in the winter season, based on research using microeconometric models and representative individual travel survey data. Another objective is to provide new evidence on the link between climate variability and winter tourism demand using long time series or panel data. Time varying econometric models can be employed to analyze whether the relationships are changing over time. In recent years, for instance, snow based winter tourism areas to be less affected by lack of snow or extraordinarily warm winter temperatures due to their extensive investments in snow making facilities or other adaptation measures.
Dr. Martin Falk
Prof. Antti Honkanen
Prof. Markku Vieru
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- climate change
- winter tourism demand
- individual travel survey
- quantitative research