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Reiseanalyse (Travel Survey Germany) 1986

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 1986 as well as vacation plans for the next season. The main focus of this travel analysis is the topic of factors influencing tourist habits. The content of the study is largely comparable with the other travel analyses. Topics: vacation frequency in the last three years; destination areas; remaining at place of vacation or tour; same destination each year; type of vacation; psychological demands on a vacation; travel month; duration of vacation; satisfaction with last trip; vacation satisfaction; perceived forms of vacation and destination preferences; characteristics of popular forms of travel; importance of selected criteria for judgement on vacation; judgement on the last destination; judgement on preparation and course of the last vacation as well as the trip there and back; time of travel decision; sources of information and travel agency; place of booking and services booked; form of organization of trip and means of transport used; type and judgement on lodging as well as meals on vacation; meal services booked before start of trip; travel companion; total expenditures for vacation travel; personal activities and athletic activities at place of vacation; information on second or third vacation trips; preference up to now and future interest in various forms of vacation; preferred vacation region at home and abroad; frequency and type of short vacation trips; assessment of development of financial situation of household; judgement on selected aspects of vacation travel and fears as well as difficulties before the last trip (interviewed in writing); attitude to vacation trips; interest in a vacation trip in 1987; personal understanding of relaxation; type of difficulties adjusting on the last trip and desired improvements at place of vacation; influence on planing and conducting of one´s own vacation travel; quality demands; leisure orientation; striving for sociability. The following questions were posed to those not traveling: year of last vacation travel and reasons for not taking vacation. 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; 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 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; district code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-12 / 1987-01
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: 6026
    Number of Variables: 892
Comparable surveys at earlier points in time are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0828 to 0834, 1146 to 1149 and 1426 to 1428.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1429 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Studienkreis für Tourismus (Hrsg.): Urlaubsreisen 1986. Starnberg: Studienkreis für Tourismus 1987.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

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