Research note: seasonality patterns in Asian tourism

Chen, Tingzhen, and Pearce, Philip L. (2012) Research note: seasonality patterns in Asian tourism. Tourism Economics, 18 (5). pp. 1105-1115.

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Abstract

Seasonality in tourism brings about difficulties for consumers, business operators and the settings in which they operate. Existing tourism seasonality literature focuses on European and North American cold climate examples, thus limiting the applicability to Asian and tropical settings. The objective of this paper is to develop a comprehensive approach to defining all types of seasonality in Asian tourism. This task is addressed by examining monthly arrivals at five key Asian destinations and the four top Chinese tourist areas. From the resulting 285 patterns of visitor movements, six types of pattern were identified in Asian tourism: the 'rolling hills', the 'plain', the 'single-peak mountain', the 'multi-peak mountains', the 'basin' and the 'plateau'.

Item ID: 24434
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: seasonality; tropical tourism; Asian destinations; China tourism
ISSN: 1354-8166
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2013 02:37
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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