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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
High speed rail and the tourism market: evidence from the Madrid case study.
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Engineering,
  • Transport,
  • Economy
Information
Abstract
Marketing decisions and strategic planning of tourism provisions require improving the knowledge of factors affecting tourism demand, as well as making better forecasts of tourism flows in the short and long-term. In this respect, approaching how holidaymakers select their holiday destinations and investigating which factors determine their choices emerge as a key challenge. The aim of this paper is to analyze the role of High Speed Rail systems on destination choice, specifically on urban tourism destinations. To that end, a quantitative analysis is carried out through logistic regression models aimed at analyzing how different explanatory variables affect tourists' choice of a destination. A Revealed Preference survey was conducted in June 2013 in Madrid, where tourists were interviewed close to the most attractive tourist sites. Preliminary results show that the Spanish High Speed Rail system seems to have a significant effect on the tourists' choice to visit other cities close to Madrid, but the choice of Madrid as a tourist destination is not influenced by the presence of High Speed Rail. Indeed other factors play a significant role.
International
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JCR
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Title
Transport Policy
ISBN
0967-070X
Impact factor JCR
1,492
Impact info
Volume
37
Journal number
From page
187
To page
194
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Francesca Pagliara (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
  • Autor: Andrea La Pietra (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
  • Autor: Jose Manuel Vassallo Magro (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Gomez Sanchez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
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