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The impacts of the 2011 extreme weather events on holiday choices of Brisbane residents

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Jill WindleJill Windle, John RolfeJohn Rolfe
The summer of 2010/2011 was characterized by extreme weather events in Queensland. In late December 2010 and early January 2011, heavy rainfall produced a series of floods across the State. Three quarters of the State was declared a disaster zone and many thousands of people were evacuated from their homes. Brisbane city experienced the worst floods since 1974. Three cyclones crossed the coast; including the category 5 Cyclone Yasi. These events had a devastating impact on the tourist industry. However, some revenue losses may have been offset by geographical or temporal gains if tourists had changed their destination (destination substitution) or delayed their holiday plans and went to the same intended destination at a later date (temporal substitution). A survey of Brisbane residents was conducted in August 2012 to explore the impacts of the 2011 weather events on their holiday plans and to examine the impacts of destination or temporal substitution. Contrary to expectations, the results indicated the holiday plans of 84% of Brisbane survey respondents were unaffected by the 2011 weather events and there was greater prevalence of temporal substitution than destination substitution.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

20

Issue

4

Start Page

338

End Page

350

Number of Pages

13

eISSN

2159-5356

ISSN

1448-6563

Location

United Kingdom

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Environmental Management; Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS);

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Australasian Journal of Environmental Management