Reiseanalyse (Travel Survey Germany) 1983

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

    Vacation and travel habits of the West German population in 1983 as well as vacation plans for the next season. The content of the study is largely identical to the content of the other travel analyses. Topics: demands of vacation and taking vacation; frequency of vacation in the last 3 years; characterization of one´s own vacation preference; psychological demands of a vacation; point in time and length of vacation decision; most important criteria for travel planning; sources of information; times of vacation and length of vacation; preferred forms of countryside; preferred form of organization of vacation trip; means of transport used; lodging and meals at place of vacation; travel companion; most important requirements of a vacation appropriate for children or families; vacation with parents; vacation expenditures; preferred activities and athletic activities on vacation; travel agency and booking; general vacation satisfaction; future destinations at home and abroad; most important criteria for a future main vacation; personal opinion leadership or opinion allegiance in the matter of vacation; detailed information on second and third trips. The following additional questions were posed to those not traveling: reasons for not taking a vacation trip; vacation habits and activities on vacation; year of last vacation trip and reasons against vacation trip; destination and means of transport of the last vacation trip. Miscellaneous: car possession; size of residential building; consumer areas in which economies could be achieved given falling standard of living; judgement on one´s own economic situation and assessment of future development. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; school education; occupation; occupational position; employment; household income; size of household; composition of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; residential status; living together with a partner; number of persons in household with their own income; number of families also living in the building (estimate); having a yard; readiness for participation in a similar follow-up survey. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; interest of respondent in survey topic; place of survey; length of interview; date and time of interview; ZIP (postal) code; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
German citizens 14 years old or older and living in private households.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 6024
    Number of Variables: 746
Comparable surveys at earlier points in time are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0828 to 0834, 1146 to 1150; later investigations, starting with ZA Study No. 1427.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1426 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Studienkreis für Tourismus (Hrsg.): Urlaubsreisen 1983. Starnberg: Studienkreis für Tourismus 1984. (Unveröffentlichter Forschungsbericht)

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