Ekonomiczne Problemy Turystyki

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ISSN: 1644-0501     eISSN: 2353-3188    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/ept.2016.4.36-05
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Issue archive / nr 4 (36) 2016
Stages of Vacation Planning by the Academic Youth in 2015

Authors: Jolanta Cichowska
University of Science and Technology Bydgoszcz
Keywords: university students plan a trip themes departure
Year of publication:2016
Page range:11 (53-63)
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In 2015, most of university students chose to have a vacation in their home country (75.1%). Before students decided where to go on vacation they had identified their needs. In doing so they took into consideration opinions of other people (friends – 35.9%, family – 26%) or information provided by different sources (the Internet – 79.7%). The departure on vacation was preceded by long lasting preparations: month long (20.4%), three months long (18.2% ) and one year long (1.5%). This stage of arrangements was spent on taking actions to increase the quality and comfort of a vacation (46.5%), saving time (52.6%) and decreasing the costs (50.4%). Upon choosing to go on vacation most students were motivated by the desire to satisfy their needs for relax (51.0%). Another factor determining the choice of vacation destination was esthetics of the destination place (59.3%) and recommendations of friends (53.8%). Young people stated that they did not want to have a company of different groups of tourists, mainly school children(30.3%), families with children (20.6%) or elderly people (17.8%).
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