A Linear Program to Model Daily Car Touring Choices

John Taplin, Carmel Mcginley

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A multi-period linear program is used to model daily decisions by Western Australian car tourists, subject to limits on average daily driving distance and the requirement that each journey starts and finishes at Perth within available vacation time. Varying weights or values are attached to going to multiple destinations and to warmer climates. Resulting choice patterns approximate to actual sequences of day-to-day choices by car tourists. A weighted sum of linear programming models provides a synthesized distribution of trips is similar to trip patterns revealed by survey data. This offers an insight into the factors and constraints influencing tourist decisions. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-467
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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