WHEN IS GETTING THERE HALF THE FUN? MODELING THE LIKING FOR TRAVEL

This paper is part of a larger research program investigating the relationships among attitudes, personality, and travel. The exploration undertaken attempts to identify which factors among those available most strongly explain Travel Liking. The paper analyzes empirically measured values of Travel Liking - how much an individual likes to travel, the various overall, mode-, and purpose-based categories. Two specific questions are asked: what types of people enjoy travel, and under what circumstances do they enjoy travel. After reviewing and augmenting some previously hypothesized reasons for enjoying travel, the paper used data from 1358 commuters of three San Francisco Bay area neighborhoods, and presented 13 linear regression models, 8 models of short distance Travel Liking, and 5 models of long distance Travel Liking. The results demonstrate that travelers' attitudes and personality are more important determinants of Travel Liking than objective travel amounts. The obtained findings are summarized and compared with the hypothesized bases for Travel Liking.

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  • Accession Number: 00988169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2005 12:00AM