Climate change and the future of Pamporovo ski resort Bulgaria. the view of the local population
- perceptions, local residents, climate change, ski tourism, adaptation
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The paper is focused on climate change and the future of a major ski resort in Bulgaria as seen by the inhabitants of three adjacent settlements that have been traditionally related to the out-of-the- settlement resort complex. The study aims to identify the respondents’ perceptions about the global climate change phenomenon, the specific manifestations of local climate change, and their
implications for the current and future development of the Pamporovo resort. The views and opinions of local residents are analyzed on the basis of a questionnaire survey conducted in 2018. Identified perceptions are discussed in the broader context of previous studies conducted world- wide and the decision-making process regarding climate change, mountain tourism and ski resort adaptation. Conclusions are drawn concerning the respondents’ general views and specific suggestions as well as the need for further research and methodology refinement.