A study on the travel patterns of physically disabled people

Var T., Yeşiltaş M., Yayli A., Öztürk Y.

Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, vol.16, no.6, pp.599-618, 2011 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10941665.2011.610143
  • Journal Name: Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.599-618
  • Keywords: Accessibility, Disabled people, Travel patterns
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: No


The main objective of this paper is to highlight the travel patterns and experiences of people with a physical disability. To understand better the travel needs of people with a physical disability, it is useful to examine how travel patterns differ across demographic variables. The method chosen for the empirical data collection was a self-completed web-based questionnaire, which was answered by a total of 596 physically disabled people. The data obtained were evaluated using frequency, percentage, arithmetic average, t-test, chi-square and factor analysis. The research findings reveal that people with physical disability in different demographics groups differ in their travel patterns. © 2011 Asia Pacific Tourism Association. © 2011 Asia Pacific Tourism Association.