TITLE

Coaches — A Driving Force in the Economy

PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Dec2001, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the results of the study of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) on the role of the coach in the economy several nations in Europe. The study has confirmed the substantial direct and indirect economic importance of coaches and coach tourism, in local and national economies, in employment, as a complement and alternative to other modes of transport and in boosting hotel occupancy. The study was conducted for the IRU in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and Great Britain by a leading international transport consultancy. The study data provided confirmation that coach tourism generates up to two percent of a country's gross domestic product. The study also revealed that people travelling by coach are more likely to stay in hotels than passengers travelling by any other mode of transport. The study's findings support the call of the IRU on governments at all levels to recognize the strong economic contribution of coach tourism.
ACCESSION #
11577592

 

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