Climate Shelters as a New Tourism Attraction


  • Francesc Fusté-Forné University of Girona
  • Emme Vall Independent researcher


climate change, tourist experience, weather


Purpose: This research note aims to analyse the potential of climate shelters as a new tourism attraction in the face of growing climate change impact on urban destinations and the increasing frequency and intensity of heatwaves.

Research methods: The paper draws on published research to identify climate shelters as a new tourism attraction.

Findings: This descriptive note presents the notion of climate shelters and its role in cities, to later discuss its application to tourism, where climate shelters may become an oasis of comfort and increase the competitiveness of urban destinations.

Implications: While the previous attempts to explore climate shelters in rural tourism, this note innovatively advocates for the understanding of climate shelters in urban tourism.


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How to Cite

Fusté-Forné, F., & Vall, E. (2024). Climate Shelters as a New Tourism Attraction. International Journal of Glocal Tourism, 5(1), 1-6. Retrieved from