Alpine glacier tourism: behaviour, management and perception adaptation to climate change
The aim of this e-poster is to present and discuss the results from a PhD on glacier tourism. Different qualitative and quantitative methods were carried out in six glacier sites in France, Switzerland and Austria. From the supply-side perspective, the results show that tourism operators are being impacted by processes arising from climate change. Past impacts of glacial fluctuations have been observed, but the current impacts are more intense and frequent. The future of glacier tourism in an ice-free world is uncertain. From the demand perspective, glacier retreat makes glaciers the support of last chance tourism. Despite landscape change, visitor satisfaction is high and seeing the glacial landscape could be a lever to encourage pro-environmental behaviour.
RAVANEL Ludovic, GAUCHON Christophe, DELINE Philip
International Symposium of Mountain studies