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Winter Weather Anomalies and Individual Destination Choice

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Falk, Martin
dc.contributor.author Hagsten, Eva
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-12T14:13:29Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-12T14:13:29Z
dc.date.issued 2018-07-26
dc.identifier.citation Falk M, Hagsten E. Winter Weather Anomalies and Individual Destination Choice. Sustainability. 2018; 10(8):2630. doi:10.3390/su10082630
dc.identifier.issn 2071-1050
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1246
dc.description Publisher's version (útgefin grein)
dc.description.abstract Recently, several winter seasons in the European Alps have been unexpectedly warm. In the Austrian mountains, December 2015 was the warmest since weather records began, with a temperature deviation of +6.6 °C compared to the long-term average. By use of data on 6200 individual trips from the Austrian travel survey, a multinomial Logit model is employed to estimate if weather anomalies affect the choice of winter trips. A substitution for more distant trips may create additional environmental burdens, given that they require longer travels or alternative transportation modes. Estimation results reveal that the choice of a mountain destination is not yet affected by extreme winter weather conditions. The result is valid for December 2015, as well as for the total winter season 2015/2016. However, December 2015 and 2016 exhibit a separate development with a significant increase in the likelihood of trips to non-mountains in Europe (mostly city breaks), although no traces of a direct substitution effect can be found. Younger and older people, as well as women, are less likely to go on a winter trip to the mountains. Residents with a tertiary degree and students are more interested in this, as well as large travel groups.
dc.format.extent 2630
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher MDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sustainability;10(8)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Travel decision
dc.subject Winter destinations
dc.subject Abnormal weather
dc.subject Leisure travel survey
dc.subject Multinomial Logit model
dc.subject Ferðalög
dc.subject Vetrarferðir
dc.subject Veðurfar
dc.subject Kannanir
dc.title Winter Weather Anomalies and Individual Destination Choice
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Sustainability
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/su10082630
dc.relation.url http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/8/2630/pdf
dc.contributor.school Félagsvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Social Sciences (UI)

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