Diskussionsbeiträge: Serie II, Sonderforschungsbereich 178 "Internationalisierung der Wirtschaft", Universität Konstanz 78
The paper reports on an attempt to analyse individual travelling behaviour by discrete choice models. It shows that among the socio-economic variables 'income (of household)' is the variable which influences the decision whether a trip is taken at all whereas 'age' seems to be the most important explanatory variable for the choice among foreign countries. The category-dependent variable 'purchasing power' mostly has the expected positive influence on the decision to travel abroad. The nested logit approach confirms that a simple multinomial logit approach disregards the dissimilarity between the alternative "domestic trip" and the choice set of foreign destinations. All results are based on a set of micro data taken from a German survey ("Reisea.nalyse") for the years 1975, 1980 and 1985.