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Chapter 6 Night and Light Nocturnal Tourism

DOI: 10.23912/9781911635840-5448

ISBN: 9781911635840

Published: June 2023

Component type: chapter

Published in: Tourism: A temporal analysis

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781911635840-4702



In this chapter we deal with daily time cycles in relation to tourism, in particular differentiating the temporal variations between day-time and night-time. The day is the time normally considered for action and the night for sleep, or at least for rest. Therefore tourism activity is usually concentrated during day-time. Consequently, the taken-for-granted and dominant images of tourism destinations are most often represented in the form of day-time images, when the natural light of the sun bathes every corner of the visual landscapes. This leaves night-time as a secondary player, if at all represented, in tourism destinations’ product, marketing and branding strategies.

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Cambrubí, Coromina & Guía, 2023

Cambrubí, R., Coromina, L. & Guía, J. (2023) "Chapter 6 Night and Light Nocturnal Tourism" In: Goulding, P. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911635840-5448


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