The Icarus Foundation Releases Climate Change-Tourism Discussion Paper, Adds to Growing Body of Knowledge

27 January 2010

Adding to recent discussions concering climate change and tourism (including ATTA Member and Partner Xola Consulting's 2009 release of Adventure Tourism Companies & Climate Change: Observations from the Himalaya, Amazon, and Polar Regions Spark Adaptation Strategies for Business), The Icarus Foundation today released a new discussion paper about the role of Canadian Tourist Boards and their efforts in mitigating and adapting to climate change. The study, led by Dr. Rachel Dodds, who recently contributed to a panel on sustainable tourism at the Adventure Travel Trade Association's 2009 Adventure Travel World Summit, on behalf of Icarus, examines through key stakeholder interviews, the role of tourist boards in mitigating and adapting to climate change in Canada.

The new study complements a growing body of knowledge within the travel and leisure market - including recent work by the Xola Consulting, The George Washington University and the ATTA - that is aiding the entire adventure travel supply chain, most notably DMOs and tour operators.

Click here and scroll down the page to access and download the full report. Questions or feedback regarding the report? Visit the Foundation's blog.