HOLIDAY TRAFFIC. REPORT OF THE FORTY-FOURTH ROUND TABLE ON TRANSPORT ECONOMICS HELD IN PARIS ON 7TH AND 8TH DECEMBER, 1978 ON TRANSPORT ECONOMICS

This publication presents the general features of holiday traffic on the railways, on the highways and in the air and sea, and comments on the imbalances in holiday traffic, namely, the seasonal effect, the spatial effect, and the effects on the infrastructure. The location of centers of tourist generation and their destinations determine the structure of holiday traffic. The regional structure and trends in the arrivals of tourists and visitors by mode of transport are tabulated and discussed. The concentration of holidays over a short period of the year leads to a number of economic and social consequences for individuals and the community. Ways and means of mitigating the temporal and spatial effects of concentration are discussed: staggering of holidays, spreading out and staggering school holidays, general holidays, pricing policy, measures to reduce congestion, and coordinated infrastructure planning. The transport operators' interest in additional and staggered holidays is also discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    European Conference of Ministers of Transport

    2 rue Andre Pascal
    F-75775 Paris Cedex 16,   France 
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390728
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LP-043, HS-036 996
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM