Youth Patrons' Trip Preferences and Perceptions of Accommodations in Switzerland

Colin Johnson, Thouraya Gherissi Labben, Joseph S. Chen

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This research compares youth tourists' trip preferences and their perceptions of accommodation in Switzerland among visitors staying at three different types of properties (e.g., hard budget, budget, and mid-sector). Attractive price was found to be the most critical reason for the selection of accommodation for those staying at hard budget properties. Proximity to points of interest represents the main reason for choosing budget and mid-sector accommodations. When examining the differences in preferences for eating outlets, the respondents from the mid-sector lodging facilities prefer full-service restaurants while the other groups of visitors prefer to use self-service eateries. The study further finds that the youth guests of hard budget properties express reluctance in joining evening activities that are fee-paying. Managerial implications along with suggestions for future study are provided in the conclusion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Hospitality and Leisure
EditorsJoseph Chen
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Hospitality and Leisure
ISSN (Print)1745-3542

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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