Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/155211
Authors: 
Lise, Wietze
Tol, Richard S. J.
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 48.2001
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 21ºC (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.
Subjects: 
Tourist demand
climate change
factor analysis
regression analysis
cross-section analysis
JEL: 
D12
R19
Q26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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