Gijsbert Hoogendoorn, Lara Stockigt, Jarkko Saarinen & Jennifer M. Fitchett (2021) Adapting to climate change: the case of snow-based tourism in Afriski, Lesotho, African Geographical Review, 40:1, 92-104, DOI: 10.1080/19376812.2020.1773878
Adapting to climate change : the case of snow-based tourism in Afriski, Lesotho
|Author:||Hoogendoorn, Gijsbert1; Stockigt, Lara1; Saarinen, Jarkko2,3;|
1Department of Geography, Environmental Management and Energy Studies, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
2Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
4School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
|Online Access:||PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.2 MB)|
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2022030221477
|Publish Date:|| 2022-03-02
Climate change poses significant challenges to the tourism sector, with snow-based tourism particularly threatened. Snow-based tourism is largely dependent on adaptation, including snowmaking practices and product diversification. In the global south, the limited snow-based tourism products face similar challenges to the global north, but with significantly higher vulnerability and lower adaptive capacity. By making use of a questionnaire survey and personal in-depth interviews this paper examines adaptation mechanisms and the perceptions held by tourists and managers at Afriski, Lesotho. While Afriski already implements adaptive mechanisms, considering the current global environmental change projections for southern Africa, greater adaptive action is necessary.
African geographical review
|Pages:||92 - 104|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
519 Social and economic geography
This work was funded by University of Johannesburg;DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence for Palaeoscience.
© 2020 The African Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in African Geographical Review on 07 Jun 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/19376812.2020.1773878.