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Relative Climate Index and Its Effect on Seasonal Tourism Demand

Li, H, Goh, C, Hung, K and Chen, Li (2017) Relative Climate Index and Its Effect on Seasonal Tourism Demand Journal of Travel Research.

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Abstract

This study proposes a relative climate index based on the push and pull theory to assess the effects of relative climate variability on seasonal tourism demand. The relative climate index measures the climatic comfort of a destination relative to that of the tourist origin. Using the proposed approach, the effects of the relative climate comfort on seasonal tourism demand are empirically tested based on a quarterly panel data set of visitor arrivals from Hong Kong to 13 major Chinese cities. The intra-annual seasonality and interannual variability are both tested in the model. The results indicate that the intra-annual relative climate positively influences tourism demand in Mainland regions, where the climate is significantly different from that of Hong Kong.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Hospitality & Tourism
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Li, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Goh, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hung, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Chen, Lil.chen@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 23 January 2017
Identification Number : 10.1177/0047287516687409
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2017 SAGE Publications
Uncontrolled Keywords : relative climate index, seasonal tourism demand, intra-annual effect, interannual effect
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 07 Feb 2017 18:14
Last Modified : 13 Jul 2017 13:11
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813481

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