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Tourism Destination and Business Management in Response to Climate Change

Project Duration: The project started in August 2009 and will end in April 2014.

The Federal State of Brandenburg harbours countless lakes and rivers suitable for all forms of water tourism. At the same time it is also one of the driest regions in Germany. Climate projections for Brandenburg forecast higher temperatures and drier summers. More heat waves, droughts and other extreme weather events are also expected. This will particularly affect the state’s water bodies and streams.

The project "Tourism Destination and Business Management in Response to Climate Change" at the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development analyses the consequences of climate change to tourism in Brandenburg and its stakeholders, especially destination management organisations (DMOs) and small and medium enterprises. The project focuses on water-based tourism with particular consideration of boating tourism.

In the coming years researchers of the Department of Sustainable Tourism Management will exemplarily develop solutions to adapt to the challenges of weather variability and climate change. This will be carried out in close cooperation with regional partners from the industry, both, at the destination and the company levels. Project partners are the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Uckermark Tourism Marketing Inc. and various private companies, such as Biberburg Tours (Hindenburg, UM), Kanusport Spree (Hangelsberg, LOS) und Marina Lanke (Berlin).

Download project flyer: INKA_Flyer_TP_17_En_final.pdf

The project is supported by the “Innovation Network Climate Adaptation Berlin Brandenburg (INKA- BB)” funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the regional climate initiative KLIMZUG. For more information on these initiatives please visit their websites www.inka-bb.de and  www.klimzug.de.

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(last change: 10.01.2011 by Heike Dickhut)