The impact of seasonality on tourism and hospitality operations in the alpine region of New South Wales, Australia

Pegg, Shane, Patterson, Ian and Vila Gariddo, Pablo (2012) The impact of seasonality on tourism and hospitality operations in the alpine region of New South Wales, Australia. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 31 3: 659-666. doi:10.1016/j.ijhm.2011.09.001


Author Pegg, Shane
Patterson, Ian
Vila Gariddo, Pablo
Title The impact of seasonality on tourism and hospitality operations in the alpine region of New South Wales, Australia
Journal name International Journal of Hospitality Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0278-4319
1873-4693
Publication date 2012-09-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijhm.2011.09.001
Volume 31
Issue 3
Start page 659
End page 666
Total pages 8
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Despite the recognized importance of seasonality for tourism businesses, there has been a distinct lack of studies undertaken in the past that discuss the impact of seasonality on alpine accommodation resorts, and more specifically that focus on an Australian location. The main purpose of this study was to examine whether or not the Australian alpine accommodation providers and ski operations have been significantly impacted by the issue of seasonality and to determine more specifically, had there been industry pressure placed on them to become all season operations? For this study, a total of 15 semi-structured interviews were conducted with managers of hospitality businesses located in the sub-alpine region of Jindabyne, and nearby alpine areas of Perisher and Thredbo in New South Wales, Australia. Study results indicated that the majority of managers acknowledged the fact that there has been an increase in the number of summer visitors each year which has pressured them to make changes to their operations. They conceded that such activity has served to reinforce a ‘stand alone’ mindset which was still prevalent amongst the majority of the managers in the region.
Keyword Seasonality
Alpine ski industry
All season operations
Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 4 October 2011.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
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