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Hiran Roy is a full-time Lecturer of International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Vancouver, Canada campus. Dr Hiran Roy holds a PhD in Management from University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Hiran is also a recipient of a New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan Award. His research interests are sustainable tourism, sustainable local food systems and local food marketing in hospitality and tourism industry context. Hiran's work has been published in a variety of leading academic journals including Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Journal of Destination Marketing and Management, Journal of Foodservice Research.

Dr. Chehra Aboukinane is a senior consultant, professional engineer and educator with more than 15 years of experience in Project Management, Coordination, and Leadership in a variety of projects both locally and internationally. She is currently the Dean of the Bachelor Administration Program at Acsenda School of Management and a visiting faculty in the Technology and Operations Management department of Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University.

Subhajit Das is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Geography department of Presidency University, Kolkata, India. He did his PhD in Geography from the University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India with specialization in Geography of Tourism. Some of the courses in the UG and PG levels that he teaches in his department are introduced by him as the exclusive modules on Tourism Geography. His major areas of research are related to the issues of tourism in ruralscape. Presently, he is also focusing on the several issues pertaining to the walking trails at different kinds of tourists’ destinations and the resultant touristscapes.

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Abstract

Climate change is one of today’s major challenges to the tourism sector and its subsectors, such as the food truck industry. The purpose of this study is to determine how food trucks in Vancouver, Canada are responding to climate change. Previous literature on tourism and climate change have mainly focused on accommodation sectors, nature based tourism operators, and winter tourism activities. However, there is a dearth of empirical studies on climate change perceptions and adoption in food truck operations across North America especially from Vancouver context. Therefore, this study will explore to which extent food truck industries are aware of climate change issues in their day-to-day operations, and how they are strategically responding to the change. A qualitative approach (semi-structured interviews) will be employed to collect data from a sample of food truck operators in Vancouver, one of the most popular visitor destinations in Canada.

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Climate Change and the Response of Food Truck Industry: A Study on Vancouver Visitors’ Destination

Abstract

Climate change is one of today’s major challenges to the tourism sector and its subsectors, such as the food truck industry. The purpose of this study is to determine how food trucks in Vancouver, Canada are responding to climate change. Previous literature on tourism and climate change have mainly focused on accommodation sectors, nature based tourism operators, and winter tourism activities. However, there is a dearth of empirical studies on climate change perceptions and adoption in food truck operations across North America especially from Vancouver context. Therefore, this study will explore to which extent food truck industries are aware of climate change issues in their day-to-day operations, and how they are strategically responding to the change. A qualitative approach (semi-structured interviews) will be employed to collect data from a sample of food truck operators in Vancouver, one of the most popular visitor destinations in Canada.