Terrorism and tourism: the way travellers select airlines and destinations

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Nikolaos V. Pappas


Tourism, Terrorism, Travelers Perspectives, Air Company Selection, Destination Selection


Terrorism is seen as an influence factor for tourists in order to select transportation mean and destination. The Mediterranean Region is the most famous tourist destination globally, and most of its visitors use airplanes in order to be transported. The purpose of this study is to examine the perceptions of tourists traveling by air in accordance with the influence of terrorism concerning the selection of the air company, the preferable destination, and their alternations in traveling behavior. The technique undertaken in order to reach the objectives is personal – structured interviewing, and a random starting method was also selected in order to reach the respondents. For better comprehension of the perspectives’ formulation there was an analysis of five socio-demographic characteristics (gender, age, level of education, marital status, and travel frequency). The results provide interesting outcomes concerning the degree of the perceived risk factors that tourists take under consideration for their decisions. Furthermore the paper suggests for decision makers further policies that can be undertaken in airlines and destinations.


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