The impacts of weather on tourist travel

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Becken, Susanne
Wilson, Jude
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Interest in the interactions between climate, weather and tourism has increased markedly in the last decade in response to climate change concerns; however, there is little empirical research on how tourists respond to the weather conditions they encounter. Thus, in this paper we examine the impact of the weather on a sample of international tourists visiting New Zealand during the 2009-10 summer season. Based on weather-related changes made to tourists' travel routes, the timing of their travel and activity participation whilst in New Zealand, respondents were segmented into three groups: those with 'no travel changes' during their trip, 'some travel changes' and 'substantial travel changes' to their trip. The results show a generally high level of changes made to trips, particularly in the less settled early summer season, and an interesting link with satisfaction. The research provides an empirical basis for a framework that would facilitate further research into the adaptive capacity of tourists towards climate variability and change.

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Tourism Geographies

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© 2013 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Tourism Geographies, Volume 15, Issue 4, 2013, Pages 620-639. Tourism Geographies is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.

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Tourism

Tourist behaviour and visitor experience

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