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Title: Benefit transfer of climate change adaptation policies in island tourist destinations
Authors: Lam González, Yen Elízabeth 
García Galindo, Carmen 
González Hernández, Matías Manuel 
León González, Carmelo Javier 
UNESCO Clasification: 531290 Economía sectorial: turismo
Keywords: Adaptation Policy
Benefit Transfer
Climate Change
Discrete Choice Experiments
Tourism Management
Issue Date: 2022
Project: DownScaling CLImate imPACTs and decarbonisation pathways in EU islands, and enhancing socioeconomic and non-market evaluation of Climate Change for Europe, for 2050 and beyond 
Journal: Tourism Management 
Abstract: Benefit transfer is a non-market valuation method that offers a quick and cost effective alternative to costly valuation methods for assessing the economic value of environmental goods and policies in tourism. This paper assesses the validity of the benefits transfer method for the policies to adapt to climate change impacts across tourist destinations. To do so, a discrete choice experiment is designed and conducted simultaneously across seven island destinations with similar sociological and environmental characteristics. The results show some climate change adaptation policies are more valued than others by tourists, and some destinations attract higher preferences for environmental actions. The tests give significant support to the validity of the transfer of benefits of adaptation policies across destinations, thereby providing an alternative for the economic assessment of the benefits of non-market goods and climate change adaptation policies in tourism, as worldwide information about the costs and benefits involved in tourism policy decision making become increasingly available.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/113186
ISSN: 0261-5177
DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2021.104471
Source: Tourism Management [EISSN 0261-5177], v. 90, 104471, (Junio 2022)
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