Hotel-Casino Trip Generation Analysis Using GIS

by Reginald R. Souleyrette, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States,
Shashi K. Sathisan, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States,
Emelinda M. Parentela, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Site Impact Traffic Assessment: Problems and Solutions

Abstract: Trip rates and models for developments such as resorts and major hotels are commonly based on a single explanatory factor or an activity unit such as floor area, number of employees, number of rooms, etc. While useful, these ignore the combined effects of a number of variables. To improve the explanation of variances between predicted and observed trips, multi-variate analysis can be performed, thus estimating the resulting trips if the effects of several variables are considered together. Spatial interactions (agglomeration effects) between existing hotel-casinos can be accounted for through proximity analysis, an exploratory part of this research which utilized a Geographic Information System (GIS) to determine derived independent variables.

Subject Headings: Traffic models | Travel patterns | Geographic information systems | Traffic analysis | Travel modes | Information systems | Traffic surveys | Commercial buildings

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