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Title: Transport and tourism in Malta : transport from airport to the first destination
Authors: Dalli, Jessica
Keywords: Tourism -- Malta
Bus travel -- Malta
Transportation -- Malta
Malta International Airport
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Dalli, J. (2018). Transport and tourism in Malta : transport from airport to the first destination (Bachelor's dissertation)
Abstract: Tourism is an essential factor of the transport system in Malta. This research focuses on the land transport that accesses the Malta International Airport. This dissertation aims to identify the factors that affect the tourists’ land transport modal choices from the Malta International Airport to their desired touristic destinations, once they arrive in Malta. In the analysis, the different modes of transport are discussed in relation to what effects the tourists’ modal choice. This will be done according to the four research questions: 1. Which mode of transport do tourists use to travel from the Airport to their destination? 2. What is the average age of tourists visiting Malta? 3. What are the incoming flight times at the Malta International airport? 4. To which destinations are the tourists travelling after their arrival in Malta? The aim of this research was substantiated by the questionnaires between the tourists, and the approaches taken were empirical and case study approaches. These questionnaires were then analysed by using descriptive statistics for close-ended questions, and thematic analysis for open-ended questions. Results showed that the majority of the tourists were middle aged and most of the flights that arrived at the Malta International Airport were mostly in the afternoon. Upon arrival at the Malta International Airport, the most selected modes of transport by tourists were taxis. Tourists travelled mostly to Sliema as soon as they arrived in Malta. Finally, solutions were proposed to improve the transport systems, especially public transport, at Malta’s International Airport. Recommendations for future studies, such as focusing on one mode of transport, were suggested.
Description: B.A.(HONS)GEOGRAPHY
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacArt - 2018
Dissertations - FacArtGeo - 2018

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