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Combination of Information Sources in Travel Planning A Cross-national Study

Tjostheim, Ingvar, Tussyadiah, Iis and Hoem, Sigrid Oterholm (2007) Combination of Information Sources in Travel Planning A Cross-national Study In: Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2007, 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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Abstract

This paper presents results from a study about the Internet as an information source for travel planning based on interviews with travelers in 13 countries in 2005. In 1997, a similar large scale survey was carried out in 15 European countries. The study shows a dramatic but well known change in information sources used by travelers since 1997. The Internet has become the most preferred information source by approximately 50% of the travelers. Travelers using the Internet as their primary source of information mostly combine it with other sources such as friends and relatives, brochures, guidebooks, and travel agents. A logistic regression analysis was performed in order to study the significance of demographics and countries on the preference of Internet as the first information source.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Tjostheim, Ingvar
Tussyadiah, Iisi.tussyadiah@surrey.ac.uk
Hoem, Sigrid Oterholm
Editors :
NameEmailORCID
Sigala, Marianna
Mich, Luisa
Murphy, Jamie
Date : 18 January 2007
Identification Number : 10.1007/978-3-211-69566-1_15
Copyright Disclaimer : © Springer-Verlag Wien 2007
Uncontrolled Keywords : Communication technology; Information technology; Tourism
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 24 Oct 2017 15:25
Last Modified : 24 Oct 2017 15:25
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/842648

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