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Title: A comparison of estimates of statewide pleasure trip volume and expenditures derived from telephone versus mail surveys

Author: Kim, Dae-Kwan; Spotts, Daniel M.; Holecek, Donald F.;

Date: 1998

Source: In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 78-82.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: This paper compares estimates of pleasure trip volume and expenditures derived from a regional telephone survey to those derived from the TravelScope mail panel survey. Significantly different estimates emerged, suggesting that survey-based estimates of pleasure trip volume and expenditures, at least in the case of the two surveys examined, appear to be affected by methods of data collection. This in turn suggests that caution should be exercised in using such estimates to make important decisions in the tourism industry.

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Kim, Dae-Kwan; Spotts, Daniel M.; Holecek, Donald F. 1998. A comparison of estimates of statewide pleasure trip volume and expenditures derived from telephone versus mail surveys. In: Vogelsong, Hans G., comp, ed. Proceedings of the 1997 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1997 April 6 - 9; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-241. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 78-82.

 


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