Special issue: Managing and adapting to global change in tourism places

Alan A. Lew

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The focus of the articles in this special issue of Tourism Geographies is global change. Global change incorporates social and economic globalization, which is arguably the most important process to have shaped the development of modern tourism since the nineteenth century, and climate change, which is likely to be the most significant factor influencing human behavior and livelihood in the coming decades. The organization of these articles reflects a traditional geography approach, emphasizing the physical geography foundation of the human condition, especially through the issue of climate change. This is broadened by a series of insightful comparative studies of how communities relate to their changing natural and social environments through tourism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-345
Number of pages3
JournalTourism Geographies
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2014


  • climate change
  • environmental change
  • global change
  • globalization
  • social change
  • sustainable tourism
  • tourism geography
  • tourism resilience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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