Seasonality of Turkish Arrivals to Municipality Licensed Thermal Hotels: A Case of Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

SOYBALI, Hasan Hüseyin and BAYTOK, Ahmet and AĞCA, Veysel (2010) Seasonality of Turkish Arrivals to Municipality Licensed Thermal Hotels: A Case of Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Seasonality is a common problem and affects all stakeholders of in tourism industry. As a promising tourism type with its great potential, despite common beliefs, thermal tourism demand also indicates seasonal trend with peaks in high seasons and troughs in low seasons. This study identifies seasonal patterns of domestic guest arrivals to and nights spent in Municipality registered thermal hotels in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey between 2000 and 2008 by using ARIMA method. Findings indicate that there is a strong seasonality in Turkish guest arrivals to Municipality licensed thermal hotels which is closely related with official holiday calendar and school holidays in Turkey. These thermal hotels should realise the effects seasonality and take immediate action to improve seasonal patterns for more evenly distributed seasonal domestic tourism demand and better future for all.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seasonality, Thermal Tourism, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 08:20
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 14:38
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/273

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