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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
High-speed rail systems and tourists? destination choice: the case studies of Paris and Madrid
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Transport
Information
Abstract
The analysis of how tourists select their holiday destinations along with the factors determining their choices is very important for promoting tourism. In particular, transportation is supposed to have a great influence on the tourists? decisions. The aim of this paper is to investigate the role of High Speed Rail (HSR) systems with respect to a destination choice. Two key tourist destinations in Europe namely Paris, and Madrid, have been chosen to identify the factors influencing this choice. On the basis of two surveys to obtain information from tourists, it has been found that the presence of architectural sites, the quality of promotion of the destination itself, and cultural and social events have an impact while make a choice. However the availability of the HSR systems affects the choice of Paris and Madrid as tourist destinations in a different way. For Paris, TGV is considered a real transport mode alternative among tourists. On the other hand, Madrid is chosen by tourists irrespective of the presence of an efficient HSR network. Data collected from the two surveys have been used for a further quantitative analysis. Regression models have been specified and parameters have been calibrated to identify the factors influencing holidaymakers to revisit Paris and Madrid and visit other tourist places accessible by HSR from these capitals. Keywords: High-speed rail, Madrid, Paris, tourism.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
International Journal of Sustainable Development Planning
ISBN
1743-7601
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
10
Journal number
3
From page
399
To page
410
Month
JULIO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Francesca Pagliara (University of Naples Federico II, Italy.)
  • Autor: M. Delaplace (Université de Paris-Est, France)
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Vassallo Magro (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
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