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Reiseanalyse (Travel Survey Germany) 1972

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Studienkreis für Tourismus, Starnberg
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Leisure
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
  • Abstract

    Vacation and travel habits of the West German population in 1972 as well as vacation plans for the next season. Topics: Main focus areas of the survey: second, third trip; travel expectations and motives; trip decision and trip preparation; trip length and short vacation trips; trip intents in the coming year. Trip frequency and regularity of vacation trips; destinations at home and abroad; preferred form of countryside; time of trip decision; trip preparation and sources of information for trip planning; trip organization; trip advice and use of travel agency; trip expenditures; time of trip and trip length; means of transport used for the vacation trip and distance to place of vacation; psychological demand of a vacation; particular acquisition for the vacation trip; ftravel companion; preferred type of accomodations; meal habits on vacation; actual and desired leisure activities at place of vacation; vacation satisfaction; means of transport for trips in the vicinity of place of vacation; detailed information on short and second or third vacation trips; travel intents and destination for a vacation in the coming year; assessment of the general economic development; obstacles for a vacation; things that can affect vacation satisfaction; visit to the doctor before start of trip and medication taken along; needed medications; condition of health before last trip; influence of the Olympic Games on vacation planning; the significance of vacation travels and other things for the prestige of a person; residential status; car possession; possession of durable economic goods. The following questions were posed to those not traveling: satisfaction with vacation at home; future vacation plans or obstacles; year, destination and place of booking as well as organization form of last vacation trip; preferred leisure activities on the last vacation trip conducted. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household. Also encoded was: district code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973-01 / 1973-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 15 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 6043
    Number of Variables: 568
The travel analysis is an annual investigation conducted at the same time. The questionnaire content is divided in three: 1. a basic program repeating identical questions annually, 2. a main focus program changing each year, and 3. questions only introduced every two or three years. All persons who in the year referenced took a vacation trip were interviewed fully. For those persons who didn't undertake a vacation trip all demographic characteristics were recorded, but only every second was interviewed with the full questionnaire. The travel analyses of 1971 to 1977 are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0828 to 0834; the travel analyses of the following years begin with ZA Study No. 1146.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0829 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Reiseanalyse (Hrsg.): Urlaubsreisen 1972. Starnberg: Studienkreis für Tourismus 1973. (unveröffentlichter Forschungsbericht)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

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