Tourism In The Age Of Climate Change


Expect to be hearing about the “Climate-Change Tourism” a lot more in the near future… There’s no escaping the Climate Change and it will surely have a major imapct on the worldwide tourism industry. The Herald has an interesting arcticle and it’s already very much happening:

Spitzbergen, the best-known island in the archipelago, has become the Tenerife of the north with tourism second only to coalmining in the local economy.

Global warming has helped to boost this new tourism, taking the harsh edge off the environment and making the area increasingly attractive to holidaymakers. Watching TV traveller Michael Palin plant-ing a flag at the North Pole, as nonchalantly as if it were his back garden may also have whetted the appetite.

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