Towards a framework for the study of overseas visitors' travel behaviour in cities

P. Schofield, K.J. Thompson

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Abstract

The paper explores the factors of importance in mode of transport choice specific to overseas visitors in urban tourism destinations. Semi-structured interviews were conducted on 8 overseas visitors to the UK and 7 UK residents who had recently returned from business trip. The responses were coded into 26 categories. The highest ranked variable was personal safety on public transport, followed by information, and access to attractions at the destination. Overseas visitors rated helpful personnel and effective customer service above cost, speed and punctuality. It is concluded that the conceptual model is a valid starting point for the examination of visitors' travel behaviour at urban destinations.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationCity tourism 2002: Proceedings of European Cities Tourism's International Conference in Vienna
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages34-43
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)3211838317
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Travel behavior
Destination
Personnel
Public transport
Structured interview
Safety
Urban tourism
Conceptual model
Factors
Customer service
Costs
Tourism destination
Residents
Attraction

Keywords

  • tourism management
  • leisure
  • hospitality industry
  • tourism
  • cities
  • urban tourism

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Schofield, P., & Thompson, K. J. (2002). Towards a framework for the study of overseas visitors' travel behaviour in cities. In City tourism 2002: Proceedings of European Cities Tourism's International Conference in Vienna (pp. 34-43). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0261-5177(03)00137-7
Schofield, P. ; Thompson, K.J. / Towards a framework for the study of overseas visitors' travel behaviour in cities. City tourism 2002: Proceedings of European Cities Tourism's International Conference in Vienna. Springer-Verlag, 2002. pp. 34-43
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City tourism 2002: Proceedings of European Cities Tourism's International Conference in Vienna. Springer-Verlag, 2002. p. 34-43.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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