The [limited] impact of weather on tourist behavior in an urban destination

McKercher, Bob and Shoval, Noam and Park, Eerang and Kahani, Alon (2015) The [limited] impact of weather on tourist behavior in an urban destination. Journal of Travel Research, 54 (4). pp. 442-455. ISSN 0047-2875

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Abstract

This study evaluated the impact of actual weather encountered and perceptions of the comfort of the weather on tourist
movements in Hong Kong. Data were collected using both questionnaire surveys and Global Positioning System tracking
devises. Prior research conducted in nonurban areas suggests that weather has a significant impact on tourist behavior. This
study determined that urban tourists are more weather resilient, as neither actual nor perceived weather affected behavior
to any great extent. Perceived comfort levels did affect satisfaction for a small minority of visitors.

Keywords:weather, climate, urban tourism, GIS, oaemailed, JCNotOpen
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N840 International Tourism
N Business and Administrative studies > N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:23 Feb 2014 18:26

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