Tourism and Extreme Weather

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Biometeorology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2023) | Viewed by 3823

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Department of Geography, University of Barcelona, C/Montalegre, 6, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: geography; tourism; environmental global change; rural areas; regional geography
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Department of Regional Geographical Analysis and Physical Geography, University of Granada, Campus Universitario de Cartuja, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: geography; climatology; climate hazards; tourism climatology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The natural variability of the climate and anthropogenic climate change are causing extreme atmospheric phenomena and natural disasters that are creating important challenges for the tourism sector.

We welcome contributions to this Special Issue that address the challenges facing the tourism sector regarding extreme weather events. We will also consider theoretical and conceptual reflections on this subject, methodological contributions and the presentation of case studies relating to the impact of extreme weather on tourism activities and tourist destinations; the role of forecasting services, Early Warning Systems and the management of information in reducing the risk of disasters at tourist destinations; the perception of risk by tourists and the effects on their travel behavior; the repercussions of extreme atmospheric events and the way they are managed on the image of tourist destinations, etc.

Dr. M. Belén Gómez Martín
Dr. Emilio Martínez Ibarra
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Keywords

  • Tourism—climate system
  • Extreme weather
  • Impacts, adaptation and mitigation
  • Vulnerability and resiliency
  • Risk perceptions
  • Climate services for tourism
  • Travel behavior
  • Tourism destination image
  • Destination management
  • Disaster management.

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Climate Suitability for Tourism in Romania Based on HCI: Urban Climate Index in the Near-Future Climate
by Liliana Velea, Roxana Bojariu, Anisoara Irimescu, Vasile Craciunescu, Silvia Puiu and Alessandro Gallo
Atmosphere 2023, 14(6), 1020; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos14061020 - 13 Jun 2023
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This study presents an assessment of climate suitability for outdoor leisure activities in Romania using the Holliday Climate Index (HCI) for the near future (2021–2040), focusing on unfavorable and good climate conditions. The analysis employs data from an ensemble of model simulations in [...] Read more.
This study presents an assessment of climate suitability for outdoor leisure activities in Romania using the Holliday Climate Index (HCI) for the near future (2021–2040), focusing on unfavorable and good climate conditions. The analysis employs data from an ensemble of model simulations in the context of RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 climate change scenarios. The results indicate that the number of days with low weather suitability is decreasing in almost the entire country, especially during the warm season, while during the winter and spring, extended regions may be characterized by a higher number of days favorable for outdoor activities than during the current climate. An estimation of the impact of climate change on tourism flux in Romania is further carried out, suggesting that the increasing attractivity of climate conditions may lead to an increased number of tourist overnights in the near future, and this will be more pronounced in rural destinations. Full article
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Impact of the Destination Weather Conditions on Decision and Complaint Behavior of Guests Who Booked Vacation Rentals
by Harald Zeiss, Kathrin Graw and Andreas Matzarakis
Atmosphere 2022, 13(12), 1998; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13121998 - 29 Nov 2022
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Climate and weather conditions at a destination influence the decision regarding what season and which location tourists might travel to. Assuming that the holiday experiences and satisfaction during their stay are influenced by weather and climate as well, this study investigates the question: [...] Read more.
Climate and weather conditions at a destination influence the decision regarding what season and which location tourists might travel to. Assuming that the holiday experiences and satisfaction during their stay are influenced by weather and climate as well, this study investigates the question: does bad weather lead to a higher complaint rate among guests who booked vacation rentals? To answer this question, the complaint behavior and the weather parameters temperature, precipitation, wind speed and humidity are examined. The correlations between weather and complaining behavior are proven using the four-field coefficient. The chi-square four-field test is used to subsequently test independence. As a result, a correlation between the weather parameters and complaints cannot be proven based on the applied methods and used data. The four-field coefficient cannot confirm a correlation, as it is close to zero for all four weather parameters. For further investigations, more complaint data are required to obtain more significant results. Full article
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