The impacts of climate change on the oasis tourism: The oasis of tighmert and asrir as a case study (Province of guelmim, Morocco)
In recent years, the tourism sector has become the largest source of economic growth in the world. It is the leading industry in many countries, as well as a substantial source of job creation worldwide. The oasis tourism activity is susceptible to climate change because of its strong connection to the natural climate. In that case, the interaction between tourism and climate change is very complex. It involves many activities that can have adverse environmental effects. The oases of Tighmert and Asrir are considered as one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region of Guelmim, but they are negatively affected by climatic change which will indirectly damage the natural environment in general. This problem is due to various causes. The main objective of this study is to examine some of the negative impacts of climate change on the oasis tourism product in the area of Asrir. To achieve this aim, we conducted a fieldwork survey in the community of Asrir which was taken place between 2018 until 2020. This fieldwork survey was carried out through a number of samplings that targeted the local populations of the oases of Tighmert and Asrir. It also targeted some tourists in different popular tourist sites as well as the professionals of tourism. Thus, the results of this study showed that the oases of Tighmert and Asrir were negatively affected by the climate change.
Said Elbaied. The impacts of climate change on the oasis tourism: The oasis of tighmert and asrir as a case study (Province of guelmim, Morocco). International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 8, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 33-39