The Determinants of Tourist Use of Public Transport at the Destination
AbstractOf all the activities associated with tourism, transport is the one that creates most pollution. However, the mobility of tourists at their destination is an activity that has so far received very little attention from researchers in comparison with that afforded to the transport mode used to travel from their point of origin to their destination. This paper provides new evidence about the use of public transport by tourists at their final destination. The study is based on data obtained from a survey conducted with tourists (N = 4336) on the Costa Daurada (Catalonia), a Mediterranean sun and beach resort. The empirical analysis is based on estimations made using a multinomial model of the transport mode chosen by tourists to travel to the Costa Daurada combined with another model that estimated the probability of them using public transport during their stay. The results show that the tourists who arrived by private car were the ones who least used public transport at the destination. This was despite the fact that these tourists had the profile that made them most likely to use this type of transportation. On the other hand, although the tourists who arrived by plane had the profile that made them least likely to use public transport, they were the ones who used it most. It is, therefore, possible to conclude that, in addition to tourist profile, another key factor in deciding whether tourists will use public transport at their destination is whether they will take their own car. View Full-Text
Share & Cite This Article
Gutiérrez, A.; Miravet, D. The Determinants of Tourist Use of Public Transport at the Destination. Sustainability 2016, 8, 908.
Gutiérrez A, Miravet D. The Determinants of Tourist Use of Public Transport at the Destination. Sustainability. 2016; 8(9):908.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gutiérrez, Aaron; Miravet, Daniel. 2016. "The Determinants of Tourist Use of Public Transport at the Destination." Sustainability 8, no. 9: 908.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.