Causes and Implication of Seasonality in Tourism

Ahmad Alshuqaiqi and Dr. Shida Irwana Omar

This paper examines the causes and implications of seasonality in tourism. Seasonality is a phenomenon that significantly impacts the tourism industry. This disparity in the flow of activity limits economic expansion in the industry. The leading causes of seasonality have been categorized as natural and institutional. Other human factors also cause the seasonality experienced in the industry. The implications of this seasonality are both positive and negative. To many investors in the sector, there is much loss of potential and underutilization of facilities during low seasons while the peak seasons are characterized by too much pressure on resources due to congestions. This calls for actions that aim at creating a balance for the industry.

Volume 11 | 04-Special Issue

Pages: 1480-1486