Executive Summary This report is aimed at looking into the impacts of international tourism on climate change. The first section gives an overview of the report. The second section then looks at the contribution of international tourism on climate. The next section of the report addresses the impacts of the issues discussed in the previous section in the next decade on international tourism as well as addresses the environmental change issues that affect international tourism. The next section concludes the report and offers a recommendation that could be considered by policy makers.
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Executive Summary 2
Contribution of International Tourism on Climate Change 4
Impacts of the Issues Discussed on Tourism in the next Ten Years 6
Introduction The contribution of tourism to the global economy is very significant. Globalization and further advancement in the levels of technology in communication and transport has revolutionized the international tourism industry substantially. There has been an observed increase in international travels to various tourist destinations all over the world (Scott, 2010). International tourism refers to type of tourism where individuals or groups travel to new destinations all over the world outside their residential countries for purposes that are out of business (Scott, 2010). The tourists spend one or more nights on accommodation facilities in the destination countries (Scott, 2010). The contribution of international tourism to climate change has been the center of most discussions with proponents holding the notion that tourism has some significant impacts in climate change. Tourism is climate dependent and this has been the trend over the last decades and centuries (Scott, 2010). Additionally, the season dependent sun and sea tourism also relies on temperature and favorable climate. The
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