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Urbani izziv Volume 30, No. supplement, February 2019 : 229-243

DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2019-30-supplement-015

 

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Author

Wayde R. PANDY

School of Tourism & Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Wayde360@gmail.com

Christian M. ROGERSON

School of Tourism & Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Crogerson@uj.ac.za

 

Title

Urban tourism and climate change: Risk perceptions of business tourism stakeholders in Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Abstract

The nexus of climate change and cities is acknowledged as of growing importance for inter-disciplinary research. In this article the focus is upon the perceptions of climate change and responses by tourism stakeholders in Johannesburg, South Africa’s leading city and major tourism destination. Using semi-structured qualitative interviews with 30 tourism stakeholders an analysis is undertaken of the risk perceptions of climate change. Overall the results suggest a major disconnect between the climate change threats as openly recognised by Johannesburg city authorities and of the risk perceptions as revealed by local tourism stakeholders. The predominant view articulated by tourism industry stakeholders is that climate change responses and associated sustainability initiatives are something of a ‘nice to have’ rather than a necessity given current the current state of awareness and of climate change risk perceptions by businesses.

 

Key Words

climate change, urban tourism, risk perceptions, tourism businesses, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

 

 

PUBLISHER

Urbanistični inštitut RS
Urbani izziv - Editorial Board
Trnovski pristan 2, 1000 Ljubljana, SLO

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ISSN

Print edition: 0353-6483
Web edition: 1855-8399

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