Picture of wind turbine against blue sky

Open Access research with a real impact...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs.

The Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) within Strathclyde's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is producing Open Access research that can help society deploy and optimise renewable energy systems, such as wind turbine technology.

Explore wind turbine research in Strathprints

Explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research content

Towards a framework for the study of overseas visitors' travel behaviour in cities

Schofield, P. and Thompson, K.J. (2002) Towards a framework for the study of overseas visitors' travel behaviour in cities. In: City tourism 2002: Proceedings of European Cities Tourism's International Conference in Vienna. Springer-Verlag, pp. 34-43. ISBN 3211838317

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

The paper explores the factors of importance in mode of transport choice specific to overseas visitors in urban tourism destinations. Semi-structured interviews were conducted on 8 overseas visitors to the UK and 7 UK residents who had recently returned from business trip. The responses were coded into 26 categories. The highest ranked variable was personal safety on public transport, followed by information, and access to attractions at the destination. Overseas visitors rated helpful personnel and effective customer service above cost, speed and punctuality. It is concluded that the conceptual model is a valid starting point for the examination of visitors' travel behaviour at urban destinations.