Reiseanalyse (Travel Survey Germany) 1979

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 1979 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; family members as travel companion; motives for travel and vacation expectations; form of trip; travel information; place of booking; 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; criteria for the selection of the travel accomodation; meals habits on vacation; activities at place of vacation; travel satisfaction; frequency and destinations of short vacation trips; intents to travel and destination for vacation in the following year; expected means of transportation used for travel; reasons against vacation; vacation at home and vacation activity; personal opinion leadership in the matter of vacation; assessment of the general economic development and personal economic situation; vacation requirement and taking vacation; obstacles to vacation; influence of increase in price of energy on vacation plans; expected development of engergy prices; conduct with rising vacation prices; reasons for selection of means of transport; considerations for the selection of another means of transport; duration of travel to place of vacation; duration of return trip; incidents on departure or return; means of transport for excursions at place of vacation; image of means of transport, car, ship, scheduled airline and charter airline; 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; ZIP (postal) code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-12 / 1980-02
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: 4503
    Number of Variables: 567
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 and 1146, that of 1980 under 1148.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1147 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Reiseanalyse (Hrsg.): Urlaubsreisen 1979. Starnberg: Studienkreis für Tourismus 1980. (Unveröffentlichter Forschungsbericht)

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