The impact of climate on holiday destination choice

Bigano, Andrea, Hamilton, Jacqueline M and Tol, Richard S J (2006) The impact of climate on holiday destination choice. Climatic Change, 76 (3-4). pp. 389-406. ISSN 0165-0009

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Abstract

The holiday destination choice is analysed for tourists from 45 countries, representing all continents and all climates. Tourists are deterred by distance, political instability and poverty, and attracted to coasts. Tourists prefer countries with a sunny yet mild climate, shun climates that are too hot or too cold. A country's tourists' aversion for poverty and distance can be predicted by that country's average per capita income. The preferred holiday climate is the same for all tourists, independent of the home climate. However, tourists from hotter climates have more pronounced preferences.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure
H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography
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Depositing User: Richard Tol
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2012 08:11
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:12
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38335
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