Cultural and natural attractions are at the heart of Lower Austria’s tourism offer. However, the appeal and the experience of these attractions are influenced by climate change.
The project “ClimATTII” therefore explores the following questions: How does climate change affect tourist attractions in Lower Austria? What threats but also opportunities does it bring for the region and which economic consequences does this entail? What measures can be taken to safeguard the attractions from the negative consequences of climate change? And to what extent are the needs of visitors and the demands on the tourism industry changing?
In two large-scale studies, both the supply and the demand side will therefore be scientifically investigated. The aim of the project is not only to gain a better understanding of the influence of climate change on Lower Austrian attractions, but also to identify opportunities for adapting tourist offers to changing climatic conditions so that they remain attractive and competitive in the future.
The “ClimaATT II” project is a cooperation between the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna until the end of 2023 and is funded by the province of Lower Austria as part of the “Environment, Climate and Resources” RTI programme.