Coastal tourism, sustainability, and climate change in the Caribbean. Volume I, Beaches and hotels / edited by Martha Honey with Samantha Hogenson
- Honey, Martha
- Additional Titles:
- Beaches and hotels
- New York, New York (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Business Expert Press, 2017.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xviii, 148 pages) : illustrations, maps
- Additional Creators:
- Hogenson, Samantha
- Tourism and hospitality management collection, 2375-9631
- Restrictions on Access:
- Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
- 1. Introduction / by Martha Honey -- 2. Beach and shoreline protection -- Overview, protecting shorelines from impacts of climate change / by Judi Clarke -- Case study 2.1: climate and weather impacts on tourism and vacation homes in coastal North Carolina / by Huili Hao, Patrick Long, & Scott Curtis -- Case study 2 2: travelers' response to beach loss and shoreline protection measures / by Michelle Rutty -- Case study 2.3: building coastal destination resilience in the Dominican Republic / by Paul Guggenheim -- 3. Siting, architecture, design, and construction overview: adapting to the new normal from siting through construction / Denaye Hinds and Esteban Biondi -- Case study 3.1: Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman and scientifically-based environmental restoration / by Esteban Biondi -- Case study 3.2: Sugar Ridge Hotel: inland design as a response to climate change / by Denaye Hinds -- Case study 3.3: Via Verde: USGBC guidelines and principles / by Denaye Hinds -- 4. Coastal hotels and resorts -- Overview, climate change and coastal resorts and hotels / by Denaye Hinds -- Case study 4.1: disconnect between timelines and investments by resort owners and operators / by Andrea Pinabell -- Case study 4.2: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba: the evolution of a deep green resort / by Amy Kerr and Tisa LaSorte -- Case study 4.3: Grupo Puntacana: the keys to sustainable tourism / by Jake Kheel -- Case study 4.4: Caribbean hotel energy efficiency and renewable energy action (CHENACT) / by Loretto Duffy-Mayers -- Conclusion and Volume 2 preview -- Contributing authors -- Index.
- The Caribbean is the most tourism-dependent region in the world, with an average of 50 million visitors a year. Most of its tourism infrastructure, including its 2,600 hotels as well as nearly three-quarters of its people, are concentrated along its coastlines. While the Caribbean island nations contribute less than 1 percent of carbon emissions to global climate change, they are among the most vulnerable to its impacts, including increasingly fierce and frequent hurricanes, sea level rise, hotter temperatures, and loss of coral and mangroves. Yet many vacationers, home owners, governments, and tourism developers and operators fail to fully grasp the realities of climate change. Two truths run through the essays and case studies in this edited volume: one, many of these environmental problems predate but are exacerbated by climate change, and two, many of the techniques for mitigating and adapting to climate change are part of the tool kit of sustainable tourism that has been honed over recent decades. Therefore, companies and coastal destinations adhering to the socially and environmentally sustainable practices such as beach setbacks, soft engineering, renewable energy, water recycling and reduction, and "green" architecture are likely to be more resilient in coping with climate change. Tourism master planning and building today requires a new normal that incorporates present risks and climate change protections using smart planning, sustainable design, and responsible construction. This book focused on beaches and hotels and its three companion volumes are designed for use in university courses (both graduate and undergraduate), as well as by tourism businesses, practitioners, and associations; governments; international finance and development agencies, and concerned travelers.
- 9781631574740 e-book
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Other Forms:
- Also available in print.
- Technical Details:
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.
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