Cyprus as a winter destination. An exploratory study.

Kariopouli, S and Koutra, C., 2012. Cyprus as a winter destination. An exploratory study. Tourism Analysis, 17, pp. 495-508.

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Seasonal fluctuations of demand are regular in the Mediterranean islands. this could be attributed to the distinct qualities of island destinations, their vulnerability, peripherality, and isolation. this article aims to determine whether Cyprus has the geographical and governance qualities needed to address seasonality by diversifying its tourism product. An exploratory, interpretive, inductive approach to research was undertaken with key informers within the industry to investigate these issues. the findings indicate that Cyprus has the necessary geographical features to address seasonality. however, there is high dependency on small number of tour operators, air travel companies, the narrow sun-and-sea product, and governmental control, which prevents winter tourism development.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1083-5423
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cyprus; seasonality; Mediterranean islands; mature destinations
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Business School > Centre for Research in Management
ID Code:20538
Deposited By:Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:03 Dec 2012 10:48
Last Modified:03 Dec 2012 10:48

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