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Examining the relationship between Tourism Seasonality and Tourism Carrying Capacity indexes for the Greek prefectures

Krabokoukis, Thomas and Polyzos, Serafeim (2020): Examining the relationship between Tourism Seasonality and Tourism Carrying Capacity indexes for the Greek prefectures. Published in: MIBES Transactions , Vol. 14, No. 1 (December 2020): pp. 56-65.

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Abstract

Tourism seasonality and tourism carrying capacity are major issues in the study of the tourism phenomenon. Destinations with high values in related indexes are faced with tourism saturation and sustainability. Within this context, this paper examines the relationship between tourism seasonality and tourism carrying capacity of the Greek prefectures, on data referring for the year 2018. The analysis measures tourism seasonality based on the Relative Seasonal Index (RSI), while for measurement of tourism carrying capacity (TCC) used an index consisting of fourteen sub-indices. The two variables are examined by using statistical techniques to classify the Greek prefectures by their performance. In further analysis, is applying a simple linear regression and outlier cases identified. The overall approach proposes a useful quantitative tool for tourism management and regional development because it allows considering in common the temporal and spatial dimensions of the tourism seasonality phenomenon.

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