Ana-Irina DINCĂ, Camelia SURUGIU, Dana MICU
Abstract: The economics of climate change and climate change impact on various economic sectors is nowadays a subject of interest of research institutions, as well as of policy structures in different parts of the world. The tourism sector is one of the economic domains that face in many ways the impact of climate variability. The influence of climate variability on winter sports season and especially on skiing activities is one of the most studied links between climate change and tourism industry, having an important economic impact at regional and national level. In this light, a qualitative approach based on a “local hero” survey is the most suitable method to assess stakeholders’ perception on the influence of winter climate variability on tourism activities in the studied area.