ABSTRACT. Weather and Climate Risk Factors for Tourism. The paper comprehended weather and climate risk factors for tourism with the main focus on the present climate also with some attention to the expected changes in Central Europe which are not at all advantageous and which affect the business in question both directly and indirectly. The paper intends to specify these meteorological factors and effects also in terms of the different types of touristic activities. Climate services are introduced from the experience of the Croatian partners, whereas an example on what the recent climate shift mean in terms of human bioclimate is presented in terms of a Hungarian analysis. In both investigations the so called Physiologically Equivalent Temperature plays a key role. Other examples, helping the tourism industry are presented parallel from both countries. They include high precipitation and high relative humidity information for the capital cities as examples. The paper also lists the possible adaptation measures to extreme events and also their likely changes in time.
Key words: extreme weather, tourism, climate service, climate change, adaptation, Croatia, Hungary
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