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Special Issue "Tourism Climatology: Past, Present and Future"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019.
In spite of the economic, political and social problems that have complicated the tourism business in certain resorts and destinations in recent years, in general terms tourism is a sector with continual growth that acts as an important engine of development at a worldwide level.
Climate and weather are fundamental factors for tourism development. However, the leisure and travel sector is itself an intensive emitter of large amounts of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, and as such is an important modifier of climate conditions that can have negative effects on the future of this sector.
In this Special Issue we welcome articles that tackle the scientific challenges arising in the field of tourism climatology, given the bidirectional relationship between leisure and recreational activities and the climate. We will consider theoretical and conceptual reflections on this issue, methodological contributions and case studies relating amongst other things to the evaluation of the potential of climate resources for different types of tourism and segments of demand; the necessary consideration of climate in the organization and planning of tourism due to its links to key aspects for the sector such as water supply, artificial snow production and energy costs, among others; the repercussions of extreme meteorological phenomena on the safety of tourist destinations; the importance of providing climate and meteorological information adapted to different uses and needs to enable tourist activities to be carried out as well as possible; the direct and indirect impacts of climate change on the sector and the challenges arising in terms of the adaptation to and mitigation of this phenomenon.
Dr. M. Belén Gómez Martín
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Atmosphere is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Tourism–climate system
- Climatic resources for tourism
- Climatic/weather preferences of tourists
- Climate/weather and tourist behavior
- Methods to evaluate the tourist potential of the climate
- Extreme atmospheric events and tourism
- Climate and weather information for tourism
- Climate services for tourism
- Climate change impacts and mitigation/adaptation in tourism