A review of methodologies on measure of accessibility to tourist attractions

This paper aims to review methodologies that have been used to measure accessibility to tourist attractions in different disciplines. The advantages and disadvantages of these methods will be discussed from a transportation point of view. There are three essential methods to measure accessibility to the opportunities in any geographic area: infrastructure-based accessibility measures, activity-based accessibility measures, and utility-based accessibility measures. This paper identifies activity-based accessibility measures as preferred measure of accessibility to tourist attractions. Specifically, the gravity-model and distance measures are identified as the best measures to quantify accessibility to tourist attractions through the road networks by different transport modes at the macro-level. Meanwhile, space-time and utility-based measures are preferable for use at the micro-level.


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  • Pagination: 14p

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  • Accession Number: 01386054
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 7:31PM