The United Nations has identified Australia and the New Zealand region as one of five climate change vulnerable hotspots for the global tourism industry.
A report released by KPMG this week noted that climate change is the ‘new normal’ and that global climate-related losses are the fourth highest on record and these impacts will accelerate over coming decades. ASIC now requires Companies to address the disclosure of climate change related risks and opportunities.
The tourism industry is both the most vulnerable and the least prepared to manage for this scale of change.
So how are you factoring climate risk into your tourism strategy? Is your destination ready to deal with the change? Have you updated your risk management strategies?
Here at TRC Tourism we are encouraging destinations to rethink their tourism strategies and destination plans and sharpen their focus on what the changing climate means for your destination and tourism community.
We’re ready to give you a hand.
Please call us to discuss how we can help.