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Expert View: "Tourism is naturally a highly climate-sensitive industry, due to its close connections to the environment and climate itself. A changing climate presents both risks and opportunities for the sector. For example, countries in higher latitudes and altitudes may experience an increase in visitor popularity, as traditional tourism 'hotspots' become too hot or lack resources, such as water. Those businesses taking a pro-active approach to climate change adaptation are likely to gain significant competitive advantage."

   - Dr Anna Haworth, Acclimatise Risk Analyst and lead author for the Business, Industry and Services section of the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) -

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Low snow cover threatens Swiss ski ressorts
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Low snow cover threatens Swiss ski ressorts
ICAO warns of severe climate change consequences for air travel
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ICAO warns of severe climate change consequences for air travel
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Visitor pressure: How climate change could stall Brazil's tourism growth
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Video: Will climate change signal the end for Australia's Great Barrier Reef?
Caribbean biodiversity under threat from climate extremes
10/03/16Tourism
Caribbean biodiversity under threat from climate extremes

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Report: Climate & Energy Action Plan of the Chamonix Mont Blanc Valley Joint Local Authority
Tourism
Report: Climate & Energy Action Plan of the Chamonix Mont Blanc Valley Joint Local Authority
Report: ASBC: “Climate Change Preparedness and the Small Business Sector”
Tourism
Report: ASBC: “Climate Change Preparedness and the Small Business Sector”
Report: WMO: The Global Climate 2001-2010, A decade of Climate Extremes
Tourism
Report: WMO: The Global Climate 2001-2010, A decade of Climate Extremes

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