The self-catering accommodation market: a review of electronic and other sources

N. Johns, P.A. Lynch

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    This paper contributes to a better understanding the self-catering accommodation sector by considering its nature and scope within Scotland, the UK and the international context. It reviews the available literature search and also presents an exhaustive search of the Internet. The term 'self catering accommodation' typically refers to cottages and holiday flats, but also may include larger premises as well as mobile units such as boats. Student accommodation comes into this category, as do serviced apartments for business use. Self-catered accommodation is widely used for activity holidays, and courses for outward-bound or country pursuits. The sector is considered in terms of economic impact, ownership, and mode of use, and an analysis of the market shows that it has grown and changed rapidly since the 1980s driven by changes in the economy and advances in technology. During the same period demand has increased due to demographic, economic and lifestyle changes, the predominant segments being older and middle-aged customers and young couples without children. The growth of short break holidays and a growing interest in country pursuits and activity holidays favour the self-catering sector.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages293-309
    Number of pages16
    JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
    Volume26
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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    • self-catering accommodation
    • internet search
    • market profile
    • hospitality industry

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    In: International Journal of Hospitality Management, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2007, p. 293-309.

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