Congestion in popular tourist areas: A multi-attribute experimental choice analysis Of willingness-to-wait in amsterdam
AbstractMany mature and popular tourist destinations are attracting large volumes of tourist flows. Especially during peak periods this may lead to congestion phenomena in different areas of tourist cities. This paper presents the results of a tourist survey carried out in the city centre of Amsterdam, during the high tourist season (2006), when congestion phenomena are clearly present. In addition to a descriptive and exploratory statistical analysis based on multi-attribute choice analysis, the paper also presents the findings from a statistical choice experiment based on the concept of willingness-to-accept tourism congestion. Various interesting results are discussed, with a specific focus on the question how these results can feed into the policy debate to manage congestion in mature cultural destinations.
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- NEP-ALL-2007-07-07 (All new papers)
- NEP-CUL-2007-07-07 (Cultural Economics)
- NEP-DCM-2007-07-07 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-EXP-2007-07-07 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-GEO-2007-07-07 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-TUR-2007-07-07 (Tourism Economics)
- NEP-URE-2007-07-07 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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