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Socio-demographic constraints to travel behavior

Kattiyapornpong, Uraiporn and Miller, Kenneth 2009, Socio-demographic constraints to travel behavior, International journal of culture, tourism and hospitality research, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 81-94, doi: 10.1108/17506180910940360.

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Title Socio-demographic constraints to travel behavior
Author(s) Kattiyapornpong, Uraiporn
Miller, Kenneth
Journal name International journal of culture, tourism and hospitality research
Volume number 3
Issue number 1
Start page 81
End page 94
Total pages 14
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Place of publication Bingley, England
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1750-6182
1750-6190
Keyword(s) travel
behaviour
self esteem
Australia
Summary Purpose – This study aims to ascertain the effect of socio-demographic constraints on dimension of travel choice. This study also seeks to derive personal ecological explanations for variation in travel preference, travel intention and travel choice behavior of a wide range of destinations.

Design/methodology/approach – A large representative sample of 49,105 Australian respondents is utilized. Binary logistic regression is used to determine the impact of constraint variables.

Findings – Age, income and life stage have significant differential and interactive effects on travel behavior. Socio-demographic variables act in different ways to constrain/free different types of travel behavior. However there are significant levels of travel by even the most constrained groups as well as significant amounts of non-travel by the least constrained sectors of our society. These impacts are country specific.

Research limitations/implications – The travel motivations of constraint groups need to be considered to order better understand travel behavior. Investigation of psychological and ecological facilitators and constraints to travel is needed.

Practical implications – This information is most useful for market segmentation and the development of constraint group destination marketing plans. Managers can use utilize such results to minimize the barriers to travel by particular groups.

Originality/value – This paper utilizes a large database to provide insights into the personal ecological constraints to travel.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
DOI 10.1108/17506180910940360
Field of Research 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
Socio Economic Objective 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Emerald Group Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30016691

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