High-speed trains and tourists: what is the link? Evidence from the French and Spanish capitals

Pagliara, Francesca and Delaplace, Marie and Vassallo Magro, José Manuel (2014). High-speed trains and tourists: what is the link? Evidence from the French and Spanish capitals. In: "20th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment", 28/05/2014-30/05/2014, El Algarve, Portugal. ISBN 978-1-84564-778-0. https://doi.org/10.2495/UT140021.

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Title: High-speed trains and tourists: what is the link? Evidence from the French and Spanish capitals
Author/s:
  • Pagliara, Francesca
  • Delaplace, Marie
  • Vassallo Magro, José Manuel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 20th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment
Event Dates: 28/05/2014-30/05/2014
Event Location: El Algarve, Portugal
Title of Book: Urban Transport XX
Título de Revista/Publicación: Urban Transport XX
Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-1-84564-778-0
ISSN: 1743-3509
Volume: 138
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: High Speed Rail, tourism market, regression models
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to analyse the factors influencing tourists? choice of a destination and the role of High Speed Rail (HSR) systems in this choice. The methodology proposed consists in analysing two capitals in Europe, i.e. Paris and Madrid where HSR services are important, to investigate the factors influencing holidaymakers in choosing these cities, and the role of HSR in this choice. The main outcome of this paper is to show that several factors influence the choice of a tourist, like the presence of architectural sites, the quality of promotion of the destination itself, the presence of events, and also HSR services. However we found that the HSR system has affected the choice of Paris and Madrid in a different way. Concerning the French case study, HSR is considered a real transport mode alternative among tourists, therefore HSR is chosen to reach Paris as well as for revisiting it. On the other hand, Madrid is chosen by tourists irrespective on the presence of HSR, while HSR is chosen for reaching cities close to Madrid. Data collected from the two surveys have been used for a further quantitative analysis. Models have been specified and calibrated to identify the factors influencing holidaymakers to revisit Paris and Madrid and the role of HSR in this choice has been highlighted.

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Item ID: 36102
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36102/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36102
DOI: 10.2495/UT140021
Official URL: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2014/urban-transport-2014
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Nov 2015 09:51
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2015 11:27
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