Business Trips

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • SPIEGEL-Verlag Rudolf Augstein, Hamburg Manager Magazin, Hamburg
Publication Date
  • GFK-Marktforschung, Nuernberg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Transport, travel and mobility
  • Abstract

    Travel habits of business travelers in the Federal Republic. Topics: destinations, travel frequency and length of business trips in the previous year; travel costs; use of various means of transport; primary means of transport; opportunities of use, selection criteria and limitation on use in the selection of primary means of transport; reasons for travel; information-provider and decision-maker in travel planning; travel department in the company; agreements or contracts with hotels, airlines, rental car companies or the Federal Railway; booking; gathering information on cities, regions and countries to be visited on business; combining business trips and private short vacations; use of cultural offerings on business trips; agent for these cultural offerings; traveling in company of spouse; use of spouse fares; taking out travel insurance; private and business credit card possession; knowledge and possession of a telephone card; usefulness of telephone cards on business trips; interest in use of telephone cards; use of trains and special offers, services and fares of the railroad; airplane use; frequency of travel and airlines used; use of company-owned airplanes; airplane class and fares used, special offers and services of the airlines; most important selection criteria for airlines; airlines used for domestic and international trips; degree of familiarity of international and national airlines; degree of familiarity and use of American and German charter companies; airports used in the last two years; use of various means of transport on the way to the airport; frequency of use of duty-free shops; products purchased; car possession; access to company car or staff car; car use for business trips at home and abroad; number of kilometers driven annually; use of car for short or long distances; possession of car telephone; interest in car telephone; possession of drivers license; use of rental car; preferred vehicle class; selection criteria for rental car company; degree of familiarity and frequency of use of rental car company; preference for rental car company and possession of car credit card; selection criteria for choice of hotel at home and abroad; preferred hotel category; way of paying hotel bill; possession of a VIP-card or hotel club card; degree of familiarity and use of hotel chains; preferred hotel chains; trade fairs visited at home and abroad; length of employment; professional position; knowledge of foreign languages; company size and area of business; size of municipality class; media usage of domestic and foreign newspapers.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-03 / 1988-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRg incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Private households with telephone
Sampling Procedure Comment: Two-stage, multiply stratified random sample: municipality sample and household sample: 120 municipalities, 71713 private households with telephone. From this a subsample of 43107 employees was drawn, who were then addressed by telephone interview. This resulted in a subsample of approx. 4000 business travelers, who were personally interviewed.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 4094
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1897 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • SPIEGEL-Verlag Rudolf Augstein; Manager Magazin (Hrsg.): Geschäftsreisen: SPIEGEL-Dokumentation. Hamburg: November 1988.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22