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Seasonality of Overseas Tourism Demand in Scotland: A Regional Analysis.

Coshall, J., Charlesworth, R. and Page, S.J., 2015. Seasonality of Overseas Tourism Demand in Scotland: A Regional Analysis. Regional Studies, 49 (10), 1603 - 1620.

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DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2013.859666


This paper examines patterns of seasonality in international tourism to the regions of Scotland. Quarterly numbers of overnight stays are disaggregated by trip purpose. Seasonality in vacation tourism to Scotland is shown to be defined by more than a simple rural–urban division. Overseas visiting friends and relatives (VFR) tourism is largely an urban phenomenon and is consequently less seasonal than vacation tourism. Lower seasonal concentration of VFR tourism is not uniform across the regions. Although levels of seasonal intensity of business tourism to the three principal cities of Scotland are approximately the same, there are noticeable variations over time.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Amplitude ratio ; Gini coefficient ; Regional seasonality
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:22399
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:07 Sep 2015 15:44
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:52


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