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Tourists and attitudes to air-conditioning in the Tropics


Bromberek, Z, Tourists and attitudes to air-conditioning in the Tropics, Climate Research: Interactions of Climate with Organisms, Ecosystems and Human Societies, 13, (2) pp. 141-147. ISSN 0936-577X (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.3354/cr013141


A survey of tourists visiting Cairns in northern Australia showed significant dissatisfaction with the indoor climate conditions provided. The rationale for a year-round fully controlled environment is questioned when, in the hot and humid weather of the tropical summer, almost half of the surveyed tourists did not perceive these conditions to justify the use of air-conditioners. Responses in the survey suggest that tourists' needs in this respect are markedly different from those perceived to exist by tourist resort developers and operators.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Interior design
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Tourism infrastructure development
UTAS Author:Bromberek, Z (Dr Zbigniew Bromberek)
ID Code:34533
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2005-07-28
Last Modified:2005-07-28

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