Tytuł: Tourist activity among urban singles in view of socio-demographic
- Elżbieta Biernat, Adrian P. Lubowiecki-Vikuk
- Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism
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- single person, tourist activity, socio-demographic factors
Aim of Study. Evaluation of urban singles' tourist activity in view of socio-demographic factors.
Material and Methods. The study involved 598 randomly selected singles from Warsaw and Poznań.
They represented six socio-occupational groups. The relationship between tourist activity and sociodemographic
variables characterizing the socio-demographic structure of respondents was established
with the chi-square test.
Results. The rate of tourist activity of the respondents was over 90%. Singles from Warsaw prefer
shorter but more frequent trips. Among the respondents, a very active group was within the age
range of 50-60 years. A high positive correlation was found between participation in tourism and the
levels of education and income. There was no such relationship between the sexes. The most frequently
declared purposes for trips were strictly tourist, VFR and business.
Conclusions. The clash of the growing trend in the number of people running one-person households
with a tendency to seek individualized ways of spending free time, forces the managers of
physical activity and tourism to tailor their offers for this specific target group.