Reiseanalyse (Travel Survey Germany) 1978

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 1978 as well as vacation plans for the next season. Topics: frequency of travel and regularity of vacation trips; destinations at home and abroad; same destination each year; reasons for selection of vacation area; motives for travel and vacation expectations; form of travel and new forms of vacation; travel information; travel financing; place of booking; travel agency image; time of travel decision; travel preparation; travel organization; travel counseling and use of travel agency; travel expenditures; point in time of travel and trip duration; means of transport used for the vacation trip; satisfaction with travel accomodation; meal habits on vacation; activities at place of vacation; travel satisfaction; company vacation close-down; evaluation of the Federal Railway; frequency and destinations of short vacation trips; travel intents and destination for vacation in the following year; expected means of transportation used for travel; reasons against a vacation as well as for vacation at home and abroad; personal opinion leadership in the matter of vacation; Denmark and Austria as vacation destinations; assessment of the general economic development and personal economic situation; vacation requirement and taking vacation; obstacles to vacation. Demography: age; sex; living together with a partner; ages of children in household; religious denomination; school education; occupational position; household income; size of household; composition of household; respondent is head of household; knowledge of foreign languages. Interviewer rating: city size; degree of urbanization; district code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-01 / 1979-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Age: 15 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: 4523
    Number of Variables: 707
The travel analysis is an investigation conducted at the same time every year. The questionnaire content is divided in three parts: 1. a basic program that repeats the same questions every year, 2. an annually changing main focus program and 3. questions that are only included every two or three years. All persons who had taken a vacation trip in the year involved were interviewed in full. With those persons who had not taken a vacation trip all demographic characteristics were surveyed but only every second was interviewed with the full questionnaire. The travel analyses of earlier years are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0828 to 0834, those of subsequent years under 1147 ff.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1146 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Reiseanalyse (Hrsg.): Urlaubsreisen 1978. Starnberg: Studienkreis für Tourismus 1979. (Unveröffentlichter Forschungsbericht)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22