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Tourism to Distant Places

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

    Attitude to vacation travel overseas. Topics: sequence of distant travel destinations visited in the last 5 years; time of last distant travel; trip duration; person accompanying; individual or group travel; group size; decision-maker in establishing the last destination; sources of information about last distant travel; trip form; place of booking; preferred accomodation and means of transport used at place of vacation; judgement on counseling by travel agency; duration of saving for the trip; detailed recording of the decision criteria for the choice of distant travel destinations and the significance of these criteria in different vacation areas (scale); concerns that could negatively influence the choice of a destination (scale); preferred type of vacation; assessment of probability of further vacation travel far from home; preferred form of booking for future distant travel; self-assessment of extent to which informed about individual distant vacation countries; flight duration and costs as obstacle to the choice of certain distant travel destinations; estimate of flight time and costs for selected distant travel destinations; knowledge about cities and attractions in Australia; countries one would visit in connection with an Australia vacation; possible length of stay and preferred time of year for an Australia vacation; degree of familiarity of airlines; preferred airline for a trip to Australia; interest in a trip to Australia; frequency of reading selected newspapers and magazines. Demography: age; sex; marital status; school education; employment; income; household size; characteristics of head of household. Also encoded were: district code and identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1980-11 / 1980-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons who in the last 5 years had carried out a long-distance trip (vacation travel outside of Europe) or are planning a long-distance trip in the next three years.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 506
    Number of Variables: 853
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1263 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

MARPLAN, Offenbach (1980): Ferntourismus. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.