Many destinations around the world make money out of winter tourism, specifically from skiing activity. However, global warming and climate change force these destinations to consider upon another non-snow related activities in winter or all-year activities. Among these activities, ice holiday tourism, thermal tourism and gastronomy take particular attention. The paper initiates to discuss these activities through various examples in the world in a theoretical manner together with real world reflections. Starting with presentation of previous literature, the paper will consider how different destinations at a global scale are seeking for adaptation to other type of activities in the face of global warming. Then, alternative activities for winter tourism will be presented in detail. Finally, this paper concludes that alternatives are still presents for the destinations suffering from the loss of revenue due to global warming as well as destinations looking for diversifying their activities in order to attract more tourists.
The paper will discuss the impact of development of sharing economy on ecological sustainability for the tourism sector at global scale since the main focus in the literature is generally limited to economic and social impacts. It will provide a mathematical model in order to measure the impact of the sharing economy on the welfare of individuals who take part in particular tourism destinations as well as providing benefits for other individuals as a positive external outlook. The development of the model will be dependent on the findings obtained in this study. The results will show that the sharing economy together with collaborative consumption in the tourism sector is an increasing trend in global economy that contributes to ecological sustainability as well. By sharing the means of production, transportation, communication etc both tourists and service providers are capable of decreasing their ecological footprints. In conclusion the paper will contribute to the literature by filling a gap with respect to the lack of connection between environmental sustainability and sharing economy in tourism sector.