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International Journal of Biometeorology

, Volume 53, Issue 4, pp 369–374 | Cite as

The bioclimatological leaflet as a means conveying climatological information to tourists and the tourism industry

  • Ksenija Zaninović
  • Andreas MatzarakisEmail author
Short Communication

Abstract

Climate is an important resource for tourism and must be taken into account in tourism promotions. Here, a climate leaflet containing climatological and bioclimatological information for tourists is presented. The bioclimatological conditions are portrayed using mean values and frequency of thermal sensation based on physiologically equivalent temperature for 10-day intervals covering the whole year, along with air and sea temperature, sunshine duration, amount and number of days with precipitation and wind roses. In addition, the Climate Tourism Information Scheme is included. When combined with climatological and bioclimatological conditions, this scheme is valuable for tourists as it enables them to choose the most suitable time period for holidays, with the choice depending on personal preferences and requirements. The information provided here assists the tourism industry and stakeholders in decision-making. As an example, the bioclimatological leaflet for Hvar, an island off the Croatian Adriatic coast, is presented.

Keywords

Thermal sensation Physiologically equivalent temperature Climate tourism information scheme Climatological leaflet 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Meteorological and Hydrological Service of CroatiaZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Meteorological InstituteUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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