[automatically translated] The transport system can play a strategic role in the development of tourism in those areas that have a high level of tourist activity, but a poor accessibility. The purpose of this study is to formulate infrastructural and organizational strategies and interventions to increase the accessibility of areas with a strong tourist attraction. This study was developed with regard to Sicily, characterized by a valuable cultural and natural heritage. Among the interventions we have studied the possibility of submitting scheduled helicopter services between some tourist areas of particular value as the smaller islands. The high cost of helicopter transport has come to consider as potential users of the service visitors only having a high willingness to pay to obtain substantial savings on travel time. Based on the simulations carried out by random utility models and analysis of the helicopter operating costs, it is scheduled to offer scheduled helicopter services in terms of service capacity, frequencies, fares and location of heliports and services ground for travelers.
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|