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High-speed rail and tourism: a review of research agenda

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ŠAUER Martin NOVOTNÁ Markéta

Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference XXIII. mezinárodní kolokvium o regionálních vědách. Sborník příspěvků.
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Faculty of Economics and Administration

Keywords tourism development; mobility; decision-making
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Description Transport infrastructure is an essential component of competitive tourism development and a key element in moving the tourists efficiently nearer to the tourism product. The location, capacity, efficiency, and connectivity of transport can significantly influence the mobility of tourists and enhance the destination´s accessibility. Researchers´ interest is to investigate how high-speed rail (HSR) can determine the destination choice, reinforce its attractiveness, and affect the tourists´ consumption patterns. This paper aims to define basic directions of research in the field of tourist mobility and high-speed rail. Based on the current publishing activity, it identifies the research problems and the approaches applied by the researchers. The literature review process involves searching the relevant literature, extracting data, analysing data, and synthesising the findings using descriptive synthesis. The results mostly come from areas where the HSR already exists. The HSR can affect the tourists' choice to visit neighbouring cities. Similarly, it gives value to already known and popular tourist destinations. Finally, it should be noted that the evidence is, however, often extremely limited.
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