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Analysis of the impact of climate change on tourism in some European countries


  • Maria Carmen Iordache


  • Iuliana Cebuc

    () (Faculty of Management Marketing, Constantin Brâncoveanu University of Pitesti, Ramnicu Valcea)


The world’s climate is changing at unprecedented rates affecting nearly every industry globally. Tourism, because of its strong connection to the natural environment is particularly susceptible to climate change. The paper outlines the conceptual framework of the different types of climate change impacts and justifies the necessity of economic impact studies, especially on a local level. Results of a number of impacts studies on a global level (about international tourist flows and expenditures), as well as on a European and country level (both about summer and winter tourism) have been examined. However, the purpose is not to give single values of damage or impact of climate change, but to explore the plausible ranges of impacts. In conclusion, the paper presents the expected results of a new research project – CLAVIER (Climate Change and Viability: Impacts on Central and Easter) funded by the 6th Framework Programme and aiming at filling in the research gap concerning studies on a local level, related especially to economic impact and vulnerability issues.

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  • Maria Carmen Iordache & Iuliana Cebuc, 2009. "Analysis of the impact of climate change on tourism in some European countries," Analele Stiintifice ale Universitatii "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" din Iasi - Stiinte Economice, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 56, pages 270-286, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:aic:journl:y:2009:v:56:p:270-286

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    1. Andrea Bigano & Jacqueline M. Hamilton & Richard S.J. Tol, 2005. "The Impact Of Climate Change On Domestic And International Tourism: A Simulation Study," Working Papers FNU-58, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University, revised Jan 2005.
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