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Transportation Systems for Tourism

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This textbook provides a comprehensive learning resource material for tourism transportation. Exploring the interrelationship between transport and tourism, it demonstrates how different types of transportation systems interact and are combined within the tourism destination framework. It addresses topics such as the geographical aspects of tourism transportation, technological advances in transportation, public transportation in tourism, drive tourism, recreational transportation, and various forms of tourism, including car, rail, coach, water, cycling, and space tourism. Readers will also learn about sustainability aspects, consumer behavior, and tourist behavior modelling. The book offers a valuable asset for graduate as well as master degree students in regional and spatial science, transportation engineering, and tourism and transportation economics, as well as for professionals in the travel, tourism, transport, and hospitality industries who are interested in the link between tourism and transportation, its benefits and impacts. Tourist destinations can strategically use this learning resource to gain a better understanding of the leisure and recreational aspects of the transportation system and consequently boost their appeal to tourists.

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Frontmatter
Chapter 1. Transportation Systems and Tourism
Abstract
The term “transportation system” is usually referred to the equipment and logistics of transporting passengers and goods. It covers the trips by all means of transport, from cars and buses to boats, aircraft, and even space travel. The objective of a transportation system is to coordinate the movement of people, goods, and vehicles in order to use routes most efficiently. When implemented, transportation systems seek to reduce transport costs and improve delivery times through effective timetabling and route management. Periodic re-evaluations and the development of alternative routes allow for timely changes to the transportation system for increasing the efficiency.
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Chapter 2. Tourism Transportation
Abstract
Transportation remains one of the most significant elements in the Tourism system and is all-pervasive in the geographical constituents of it. The transportation system forms a network in every site connecting its nook and corner, linking its attractions, industries, gateways, and connecting transportation nodes with one another.
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Chapter 3. Destination and Transport Geography
Abstract
Transportation is integral to tourism, as it makes destinations accessible to tourists. While accessibility is critical to a destination for its competitive survival, the significance of tourism transportation in a destination is not just limited to ensuring access to destinations or attractions located within the destination. Tourism can be interpreted from transportation and geographical perspectives as well.
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Chapter 4. Accessibility of Destinations
Abstract
Accessibility needs to be among the prime priorities of a destination. It is central to the spatial interactions that occur as part of people's movement for the purpose of visiting. According to van der Berg et al. (Urban tourism: Performance and strategies in Eight European cities. Ashgate, Aldershot, 1995), external accessibility as well as internal accessibility is critical to the attractiveness of tourist products. A destination's access and accessibility are not limited to reaching the destination from tourist-origin places. Instead, it has multiple dimensions. Every tourist attraction within a destination also needs access. Moreover, accessing accommodation and other tourism industries is also important.
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Chapter 5. Public Transport and Urban-Rural Tourism
Abstract
The transport sector occupies an important place in a tourism system and is one of the most critical components of the tourism infrastructure. Of late, public transportation has increased significantly in the parlance of tourism. In a destination, public transport services are developed to provide access and accessibility to and within destinations and can be used by tourists and locals alike. A quality public transport system is inevitable in modern societies, and the need for efficient public transportation is increasing day by day.
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Chapter 6. Coach Tourism
Abstract
Road transport is the most inevitable form of transportation in the sphere of tourism, and other modes of transport certainly need road transport in varying degrees to ensure accessibility to destinations and tourist attractions.
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Chapter 7. Drive Tourism
Abstract
Travel has been a euphoric recreational activity of people for centuries. When it takes place with the freedom of movement, its experience is greatly enhanced. Some people prefer to enjoy the experience of movement by driving a vehicle to visit places and this preference has led to the rise of Drive Tourism, often used interchangeably with the term self-drive tourism.
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Chapter 8. Drive Tourism: Cars, Motorcycles and RVs
Abstract
Drive tourism is coined interchangeably for self-drive car tourism as well. Indeed, drive tourism is dominated by automobile/car drive tourism. Earlier, Prideaux (2001) noted that the drive tourists travel from the origin point to the destination by car, which can be either owned or rented.
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Chapter 9. Bicycle Tourism
Abstract
Cycling first developed in the late nineteenth century, and, during then, the bicycle was considered an independent means of transport for the upper class of the society.
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Chapter 10. Rail Tourism
Abstract
Rail tourism is heterogeneous and attractive to all types of customers such as young people, adults, retired, families, railway enthusiasts, and domestic and international tourists, and the opportunities to promote and enjoy leisure by rail are several. Some of these include trains as hotels and unique rail tour packages. Digital technologies provide interesting services for tourists who can enjoy on board of trains real museum visits. The deployment of high-speed lines all over the world also has had an impact on those categories of tourists that prefer to reach a given destination quickly.
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Chapter 11. Water Transport and Tourism
Abstract
Waterborne transport, which refers to the transportation of people or cargo via waterways, is a significant component of tourism. Water tourism represents the use of different types of sailing equipment and appliances for transportation and recreation purposes by visitors. Whether used to transport cargo or passengers, water transport is vital to the successful operations of tourism in many destinations. Water transport is one of the oldest types of transport and has been widely used throughout history.
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Chapter 12. Recreational Transportation and Tourism
Abstract
The roles of transportation have already been discussed in the previous chapters. The intricate relationship between tourism and transportation has multiple dimensions, and the role of transportation for recreation purposes is being increasingly noticed in the tourism literature. Modern tourism is featured with an increased presence of recreational transportation, which itself is getting diversified in terms of its contribution into the process of tourism. Recreational transportation can act as an experience enhancer in tourism.
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Chapter 13. Air Transport and Tourism
Abstract
Indeed, the majority of the tourists, more than fifty percent of those crossing borders each year, arrive at their destinations by air transport. According to United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO. (2012). Global Report on Aviation: Responding to the needs of new tourism markets and destinations. Madrid, Spain: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).), the proportion is much higher in many parts of the world, including most long-haul and developing country destinations, especially small islands, and landlocked states. The dependence of tourism on air transport has been evolving steadily since the beginning of aviation in the early decades of the last century.
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Chapter 14. Space Tourism
Abstract
Space is no longer the domain of just professional astronauts or for scientific explorations; it is now accessible to all, even for recreation. The platform is ready for people to explore Space, up to the Karman Line, or the International Space Station (ISS, and efforts have begun to visit even the Moon and Mars.
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Chapter 15. Transportation and Tourist Buying Behavior Modeling
Abstract
As there are many types of tourism, related activities, behaviors, and movement patterns, various approaches, and levels of analysis have been developed in academia and tourism practice. While some may not be very sensitive concerning data used and definitions applied, others may be very demanding in this respect.
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Chapter 16. Tourism Transportation and Sustainability
Abstract
Transport is integral and inherent in the process of tourism, and the increase in tourism would certainly lead to an increase in transportation. When destinations emerge and turn out to be major tourist centers, demand for transport will also increase by default, which will have a consequent increase in transport infrastructure. This is in addition to the transport need for the people of the place.
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Backmatter
Metadaten
Titel
Transportation Systems for Tourism
verfasst von
M. R. Dileep
Francesca Pagliara
Copyright-Jahr
2023
Electronic ISBN
978-3-031-22127-9
Print ISBN
978-3-031-22126-2
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-22127-9