Seasonality in Tourism
- Tom Baum, Professor of International Hospitality Management, The Scottish Hotel School, University of Strathclyde.
- Svend Lundtorp, Research Centre of Bornholm
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.
- Published: December 2001
- Imprint: PERGAMON
- ISBN: 978-0-08-043674-6
The authors must be congratulated by bringing together an excellent collection of studies that could be used as references or lesson drawing in various parts of the world that experience seasonality in tourism. ... [the] authors give a significant direction for future researchers o this much needed issue of dealing with seasonality both at theoretical and practical levels.
Tourism Analysis, Vol 8, No 1