A passenger survey about their activities and preferences together with an economic impact study for shore visits in Lower Austria.
In 2001, a passenger survey of Danube River Cruise Passengers had been conducted based on a convenience sample of 200 respondents. Topics covered by this survey were travel motives, shore visits, expenditure patterns, satisfaction, etc. Due to the small sample size only a few days and ships of a limited number of tour operators could be selected. This study, now, aimed at updating the pilot study through an extended sample covering the main season 2005 with quotas for some major nationalities. Detailed results were reported for some generating countries (German and English speaking) and for the main concerns related to shore visits, activity and expenditure patterns, and finally the added value for the region.
Donau Schiffsstationen GmbH