Seasonal variation in demand is a reality for most tourism destinations. To challenge seasonality or to work within its constraints is a destination management issue that faces tourism planners throughout the world. It is an issue that is recognised particularly in regions of the extreme north or south where climate variation imposes directly on the management of tourism.
This book is the first to gather a wide range of current thinking on seasonality under one cover. It provides a balanced overview of the evidence and issues relating to tourism seasonality using European, North American and Pacific Rim cases and research evidence. The chapters, from eminent academic authors, address tourism seasonality from the point of view of – its historical context; its impact on specific sectors - accommodation, family resorts and the perceived community benefits of seasonality.