Terrorism and tourism: the way travelers select airlines and destinations

Pappas, Nikolaos (2010) Terrorism and tourism: the way travelers select airlines and destinations. Journal of Air Transport Studies, 1 (2). pp. 76-96. ISSN 1791-6771

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Abstract

Terrorism is seen as an influence factor for tourists in order to select transportation mean and destination. Mediterranean is the most famous tourist destination globally, and most of its visitors use airplanes in order to be transported. The purpose of this study is to examine the perceptions of tourists traveling by air in accordance with the influence of terrorism concerning the selection of the air company, the preferable destination, and their alternations in traveling behavior. The technique undertaken in order to reach the objectives is personal – structured interviewing, and a random starting method was also selected in order to reach the respondents. For better comprehension of the perspectives’ formulation there was an analysis of five socio-demographic characteristics (gender, age, level of education, marital status, and travel frequency). The results provide interesting outcomes concerning the degree of the perceived risk factors that tourists take under consideration for their decisions. Furthermore the paper suggests for decision makers further policies that can be undertaken in airlines and destinations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Hospitality and tourism
Depositing User: Nikolaos Pappas
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2015 21:45
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2017 10:44
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1360

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