Advances in Management and Applied Economics

The Vulnerability of Tourism Sector Under Scenario of Climate Change: Case Study Sousse

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    Current literature has addressed the relationship between tourism business and climate change; however, much focus is placed on global strategic orientations, with a strong emphasis on the mitigation of climate change impacts. Few researches have studied the impact of climate change effects on tourism sector; tourism industry may be positively or negatively affected by climatic conditions. This research analysis the vulnerability of tourism sector towards climate change in Sousse; through developing a tourism vulnerability index. The tourism vulnerability index (TVI) helps identifying factors contributing to vulnerability of tourism sector in the region. TVI was developed for the region of Sousse, which represents one of the most important touristic destinations in Tunisia. Results have broad implications to tourism business and have also repercussions for the government and policy makers.