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Measures of vacation travel patterns, derived from the USA 1977 National Travel Survey, are examined for 16 states to determine if there are statistically explainable patterns. The three measures of vacation travel patterns are: the distance exponent for a gravity model developed for each state;...

Author(s)
Smith, S. L. J.
Citation
Leisure Sciences, 1985, 7, 2, pp 151-174
Abstract

Using selected activities from the 1983 US Nationwide Recreation Survey this paper addresses the following objectives: (1) the relationship between selected outdoor recreation activities and distance travelled; (2) the relationship between selected outdoor recreation activities and length of stay;...

Author(s)
O'Leary, J. T.; Uysal, M.; Dottavio, F. D.; Cordell, H. K.
Publisher
Academy of Marketing Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
Citation
Tourism services marketing: advances in theory and practice. Special conference series, volume II, 1986, 1986, pp 30-40
Abstract

The allocation of individual time can have a 'commodity value' if the use of time is enjoyable. The study focuses on recreational boating in East Texas and, after specifying a model of multi-site recreational demand, the commodity value of travel time to each site is estimated. Implications of the...

Author(s)
Chavas, J. P.; Stoll, J.; Sellan, C.
Citation
Applied Economics, 1989, 21, 6, pp 711-712
Abstract

The distance of travel has been considered an important determinant of travel decisions. As a result several tourism demand studies have incorporated distance among their explanatory variables. However, while the role of distance has been extensively investigated in relation to tourist arrivals,...

Author(s)
Anastasopoulos, P.
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 1991, 18, 4, pp 663-666
Abstract

National forest trail users in four geographical regions of the USA are described based on participation in clusters of recreation activities. Visitors are classified into day hiking, undeveloped recreation, and two developed camping and hiking activity clusters for the Appalachian, Pacific, Rocky...

Author(s)
Daigle, J. J.; Watson, A. E.; Haas, G. E.
Citation
Research Paper - Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, 1994, No. NE-685, pp i + 13 pp.
Abstract

Distance is an important consideration in the holiday destination selection process. The study investigated the nature of the relationship between travellers' cognitive distance estimates and actual physical distance, and tested the efficacy of the hierarchical and non-hierarchical theories of...

Author(s)
Ankomah, P. K.; Crompton, J. L.; Baker, D. A.
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 1995, 34, 2, pp 12-18
Abstract

A model for consumer demand for horse-race wagering incorporating travel costs is formulated in which travel costs are expected to play a major role in determining such demand. Four wagering products are considered. They are total (on track and intra-state intertrack wagering (ITW)) and on track...

Author(s)
Ali, M. M.; Thalheimer, R.
Citation
Applied Economics, 1997, 29, 4, pp 529-542
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine whether or not place attachment actually occurs on a golf course. A second purpose was to investigate the relationship between attachment and a golfer's proximity to the course, gender, age, frequency of play, handicap and income. A third purpose was to...

Author(s)
Petrick, J. F.; Backman, S. J.; Bixler, R. D.
Citation
Visions in Leisure and Business, 1998, 17, 1, pp 4-9
Abstract

The paper is concerned with the definition of choice set used in Random Utility Models of recreation demand. In particular, it is concerned with the spatial boundaries used to define choice sets. Using a model of day-trip fishing, the sensitivity of parameter and welfare estimates to changes in the ...

Author(s)
Parsons, G. R.; Hauber, A. B.
Citation
Land Economics, 1998, 74, 1, pp 32-48
Abstract

The underlying premise of this study is that wilderness areas attract visitors desiring or expecting different wilderness experiences. In this study, wilderness areas were dichotomized according to distance from a large urban centre (urban-proximate vs urban-distant). Four wilderness areas in...

Author(s)
Ewert, A. W.
Citation
Environmental Management, 1998, 22, 6, pp 927-935

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