Tourists intra-destination visits and transport mode: A bivariate probit model

Lorenzo Masiero, Judit Zoltan

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This paper proposes that movement patterns and transportation mode choices are linked, and then identifies the estimation of a bivariate probit model as an appropriate technique to investigate the two correlated choices. The two variables are described by a mixed combination of independent variables, wherein the transport mode choice can be explained by demographics, whereas movement patterns are influenced by trip characteristics. Moreover, the introduction of activity participation and motivation in the model allows for a better understanding of tourist behavior in relation to the two investigated variables. Finally, marginal effects are derived to quantify the impacts and draw policy implications in destination management and transport planning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-546
Number of pages18
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013


  • Bivariate probit
  • Intra-destination visits
  • Tourist behavior
  • Transportation mode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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