Comparison Of The Holiday Climate Index (Hci) And The Tourism Climate Index (Tci) In Tbilisi

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A. Amiranashvili
L. Kartvelishvili
A. Matzarakis

Abstract

A comparative analysis of data on the monthly values of Tourism Climate Index (TCI) and Holiday Climate Index (HCI) in Tbilisi is presented. Period of observation – 1956-2015. Average monthly values of HCI for the entire observation period varied from 62.0 (“Good”, January) to 83.8 (“Excellent”, May). As in the case with the TCI, according to the HCI, the bioclimatic conditions in Tbilisi are favorable for resort and tourist purposes all year round. Comparison of the values and categories of the Tourism Climate Index and Holiday Climate Index shows that the intraannual variation of both indices is similar and has a bimodal form. However, given that the TCI is calculated for the socalled “average tourist” (regardless of gender, age, physical condition), the values and categories of this index is lower than the HCI values and categories.

Keywords:
Holiday Climate Index Tourism Climate Index Bioclimate
Published: Sep 19, 2020

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Tourism and Ecology