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The Impact Of Climate On Holiday Destination Choice

  • Andrea Bigano
  • Jacqueline M. Hamilton
  • Richard S.J. Tol

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    (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin)

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 climes 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.

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Paper provided by Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University in its series Working Papers with number FNU-55.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2004
Date of revision: Oct 2004
Publication status: Published, Climatic Change, 76 (3-4), 389-406
Handle: RePEc:sgc:wpaper:55
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  1. Richard S.J. Tol & Andrea Bigano & Jacqueline M. Hamilton & Yuan Zhou, 2005. "A Global Database of Domestic and International Tourist Numbers at National and Subnational Level," Working Papers 2005.3, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  2. Jacqueline M. Hamilton & Richard S.J. Tol, 2004. "The Impact Of Climate Change On Tourism And Recreation," Working Papers FNU-52, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University, revised Nov 2004.
  3. Kaufmann, Daniel & Kraay, Aart & Zoido-Lobaton, Pablo, 1999. "Governance matters," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2196, The World Bank.
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