Length Of Stay: A Macro Analysis For Cross-Country Skiing Trips

Muzaffer Uysal, Cary D. McDonald, Joseph T. O'Leary

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-31
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Travel Research
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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