Reiseanalyse (Travel Survey Germany) 1985

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 1985 as well as vacation plans for the next season. The main focus of this travel analysis is the topic of environment and tourism. The content of the study is largely comparable with the other travel analyses. Topics: vacation frequency in the last three years; destination areas and reasons for selection of the destination areas; remaining at place of vacation or tour; same destination each year; type of vacation and psychological demands on a vacation; vacation point in time; vacation length; time of travel decision; sources of information and travel agency; place of booking and services booked as well as advance payments made; form of organization of the trip and means of transport used; lodging and meals on vacation; meal services booked before start of trip; travel companion; total expenditures for vacation travel; most important activities and athletic activities at place of vacation; information on second or third vacation trips; travel decision for the year 1986; preference up to now and future interest in various forms of vacation; preferred vacation regions at home and abroad; importance of selected needs in life and areas of life; frequency and type of short vacation trips; assessment of development of financial situation of household; acquisitions for vacation trips; financing of vacation travel; additional source of credit for unanticipated expenditures; satisfaction with trip; preferred vacation destinations and expectations of these areas; attitude to vacation trips; interest in vacation travel in 1986; preferred form of vacation; preference of consistent place of vacation or changing places of vacation during a trip; knowledge of foreign languages; perception and judgement on environmental problems at place of vacation; influence of environmental problems on earlier and future selection of place of vacation; areas avoided; assumed intactness or damage to German and European vacation areas; preferred advantages of tourist cities; personal environmental habits; frequency and type of leisure activities. The following questions were posed to those not traveling: year of last vacation trip and reasons for not taking vacation; difference between vacation at home and vacation travel; satisfaction with vacation at home. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; age of the 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; living together with a partner; number of persons in household with their own income; car possession; having a yard; willingness to participate 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; city size; ZIP (postal) code; city code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-01
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: 6036
    Number of Variables: 791
Comparable surveys at earlier points in time are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0828 to 0834, 1146 to 1149 and 1426 as well as 1427.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1428 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Studienkreis für Tourismus (Hrsg.): Urlaubsreisen 1985. Starnberg: Studienkreis für Tourismus 1986. (Unveröffentlichter Forschungsbericht)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22