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dc.contributor.authorConnell, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorPage, Stephen J.
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Denny
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-30T16:43:22Z
dc.date.available2018-05-30T16:43:22Z
dc.date.issued2015-02-28
dc.identifier.citationConnell , J , Page , S J & Meyer , D 2015 , ' Visitor attractions and events : Responding to seasonality ' , Tourism Management , vol. 46 , pp. 283-298 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2014.06.013
dc.identifier.issn0261-5177
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 11157508
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84905247937
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-1756-4561/work/32383963
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/20101
dc.descriptionThis document is the Author's Original Manuscript (pre-print) version, made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ The final published version is available online via: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2014.06.013
dc.description.abstractSeasonality is a protracted problem for the tourism sector due to the uneven nature of demand and the relatively fixed nature of the supply of capacity and resources, particularly in the attraction sector. Managing the demand and supply at an individual business level poses many challenges for attraction infrastructure that is fixed in time and space and has a finite capacity. This paper explores how attraction managers develop and use special events as a tool to address issues of seasonality at a country level. The results show that: 70% of businesses remained open throughout the year, albeit with reduced opening hours to attract more visitors; 39% of attractions that stay open host special events; the local community is a key source market for special events; the periodicity of events and themes engage visitors most effectively. Business responses to seasonality are a more complex issue than conventional tourism research has recognised.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofTourism Management
dc.rightsOpen
dc.subjectEvents
dc.subjectScotland
dc.subjectSeasonality
dc.subjectSpatiality
dc.subjectVisitor attractions
dc.subjectStrategy and Management
dc.subjectTourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
dc.subjectDevelopment
dc.subjectTransportation
dc.titleVisitor attractions and events : Responding to seasonalityen
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
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