Nikitin Ivan

Impacts of climate change on the tourism business in the winter season in the Swiss National Park region

Project Number: CH-5682
Project Type: Master
Project Duration: 11/01/2015 - 03/31/2016
Funding Source: other ,
Project Leader: Prof. Ivan Nikitin
Professor
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Chur
Comercialstrasse 24
7000 Chur
Phone: +41 81 286 39 80
e-Mail: ivan.nikitin(at)htwchur.ch

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Research Areas:
High Altitude

Disciplines:
Economics

Keywords:
climate change, tourism business, Swiss National Park region

Abstract:
There is a growing awareness of the impacts that climate change could have on the natural environment, on humans and their economic activities. Climate is an essential resource for tourism, and especially for the nature and sport tourism segments. Changing climate and weather patterns at touristic destinations can significantly affect the tourists’ comfort and their travel decisions. Changing demand patterns and tourist flows will have impacts on tourism businesses. Correspondingly, this research aims to investigate the possible impacts of climate change on the tourism business in the winter season in the Swiss National Park region. The results of this study should clarify if the tourism businesses located in the Swiss National Park region are affected by the climate change in the winter season and, if yes, how is this happening. Moreover, the paper will

Leading questions:
The main question that will guide this research is: What are the possible impacts of climate change on the tourism business in the winter season in the Swiss National Park region? Several sub questions have been formulated (see Chapter 2.1), and by answering them, the reader will have a better understanding of the topic. There are two options how the questions will be answered: through literature review and through fieldwork. Some of the questions are referring to more general aspects (with a plethora of existing literature) while others are very specific, and there might be a lack in the literature, therefore field research is needed. The fieldwork includes at a first stage expert interviews with researchers having knowledge in the topic of climate change impacts in the SNP region. Next phase includes interviews with touristic operators (such as hotels and cable cars representatives) located in the Swiss National Park region.

Publications:
Stan, Valentin. 2016. Climate change in the Swiss National Park region: Impacts of climate change on the tourism business in winter season in the Swiss National Park region. Masterthesis, HTW Chur.



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