The purpose of this study was to estimate the determinants of demand for observed length of stay for cross-country skiing using a nationwide survey. Costperperson, distance traveled one way, number of trips, number of persons in group, number of contacts, exis tence of man-made structures, and prominence of non-recreational activities were examined by two-stage least-square regression analysis to explain length of stay among cross- country skiers. This observed demandfunction explained 58% of the variance in length of stay. However, unlikeprevious studies which have shown distance traveled to bepositively related to length of stay, this study revealed a negative relationship. Characteristics inherent to the activity itself, in this instance cross-country skiing, are offered as an explanation for the discrepancy from previous findings.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management