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Special Features
Tourism and Climate Change

Tourism and

Tourism and Disasters
Pro-Poor Tourism
The human society has faced a number of natural and human-induced disasters such as floods, typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, landslides, droughts/famines, blizzards etc. with varying direct and indirect impacts.

The tourism sector is usually severely affected by disasters - travel lines, accommodation services, hospitality, and other elements of the sector can be affected by disasters in the short term. Communities that are dependent on the sector are also affected in terms of livelihood recovery, and fall in tourism arrivals.But the different elements of sustainable tourism also consitute a key set of resources and assets that should be incorporated in a community's preparedness plans.

How is the sector affected by disaster events? What role can be played by the sectopr in disaster management?

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The Gateway's "Special Features" focus on the interlinkages between the tourism sector and some of the sustainablity 'hotspots' we are grappling with today - for example, climate change, disaster mitigation or poverty

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GDRC also welcomes offers to create Special Features on new sustainable tourism issues.

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