Interregional Tourism Demand and Destination Management

Makoto Tsukai, Makoto Okumura

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    The tourism market in Asian countries has grown rapidly every year, partially because of increasing household income and improvements in interregional transportation infrastructure. Analyses of nationwide tourism markets are, however, very limited because of a lack of data. Taking Japan as an example, this study evaluates the influence of improving interregional transportation infrastructure (including MAGLEV) on tourism demand in all the regions of Japan, focusing on trip generation, trip distribution, trip duration, and travel mode choice. Our analysis demonstrates the importance of the following destination management policies promoting regional tourism to different population groups: the integration of tourism resources among neighboring areas of major destinations, the policy of providing novel experiences to tourists from distant places, and coordination between transportation modes to encourage tourism.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Mobility
    PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
    Number of pages23
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Mobility
    ISSN (Print)2196-5544
    ISSN (Electronic)2196-5552


    • Censored regression model
    • Destination management
    • Maximum sojourn time
    • Neighboring areas of tourist destinations
    • Tourism demand

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Energy (miscellaneous)
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Transportation


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