Climate change and tourism in the eastern baltic sea region

Timofey Agarin, Jens Jetzkowitz, Andreas Matzarakis

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3 Citations (Scopus)


The chapter discusses the effects of climate change on tourism development in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania by combining these countries into a single Eastern Baltic Sea Region. The chapter explores the current situation and investigates the trends that will affect the economic development if the present climate conditions are situated in historical context. The first part discusses how destinations can be better managed if they are informed by the scholarship on ecological modernization and updated by a coevolutionary approach to climate change. This discussion proceeds with an analysis of the impact climate change has on tourism following different scenarios of current and future climate conditions. The development of tourism in the Baltic countries is then assessed with references to sustainable development. Overall the chapter demonstrates how destinations can cope with the changing preferences of tourists even in the face of highly unpredictable climatic developments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTourism and the Implications of Climate Change
Subtitle of host publicationIssues and Actions
EditorsChristian Schott
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameBridging Tourism Theory and Practice
ISSN (Print)2042-1443
ISSN (Electronic)2042-1451


  • Baltic states
  • Climatology
  • Coevolution
  • Ecological modernization
  • Tourism development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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