Impact of Climate on Tourist Demand

31 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2001

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Lise Wietze

VU University Amsterdam - Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)

Richard S. J. Tol

VU University Amsterdam - Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM); Carnegie Mellon University - Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change; University of Hamburg - Centre for Marine and Climate Research (ZMK); Princeton University

Date Written: June 2001

Abstract

Tourism, being volatile and situation-specific, is responsive to climate change. A cross-section analysis is conducted on destinations of OECD tourists and a factor and regression analysis on holiday activities of Dutch tourists, to find optimal temperatures at travel destination for different tourists and different tourist activities. Globally, OECD tourists prefer a temperature of 21 deg.C (average of the hottest month of the year) at their choice of holiday destination. This indicates that, under a scenario of gradual warming, tourists would spend their holidays in different places than they currently do. The factor and regression analysis suggests that preferences for climates at tourist destinations differ among age and income groups.

Keywords: Tourist demand, climate change, factor analysis, regression analysis, cross-section analysis

JEL Classification: D12, R19, Q26

Suggested Citation

Wietze, Lise and Tol, Richard S. J., Impact of Climate on Tourist Demand (June 2001). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=278516 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.278516

Lise Wietze (Contact Author)

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Richard S. J. Tol

VU University Amsterdam - Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) ( email )

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Amsterdam, 1081 HV
Netherlands
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Carnegie Mellon University - Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change

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United States

University of Hamburg - Centre for Marine and Climate Research (ZMK)

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Germany

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