High speed rail and the tourism market: evidence from the Madrid case study

Pagliara, Francesca and La Pietra, Andrea and Gómez Sánchez, Juan and Vassallo Magro, José Manuel (2015). High speed rail and the tourism market: evidence from the Madrid case study. "Transport Policy", v. 37 ; pp. 187-194. ISSN 0967-070X. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2014.10.015.

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Title: High speed rail and the tourism market: evidence from the Madrid case study
Author/s:
  • Pagliara, Francesca
  • La Pietra, Andrea
  • Gómez Sánchez, Juan
  • Vassallo Magro, José Manuel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Transport Policy
Date: January 2015
ISSN: 0967-070X
Volume: 37
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: High-Speed Rail, Tourism market, Destination choice, Quantitative analysis
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

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.

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Item ID: 43865
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/43865/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:43865
DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2014.10.015
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967070X14002273
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 02 Dec 2016 16:12
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 16:36
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