An Evaluation Framework of Transportation Responsiveness: Case of Pattaya City

Authors

ผศ.ดร.วุฒิไกร งามศิริจิตต์, นางยอดมนี เทพานนท์

Published

International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering

Abstract

Transportation is one of the main activities related to creating value for the tourists. Transport management in tourism mainly focuses on managing transfer points and vehicle capacity. However, transport service level must also be ensured as it now relates to tourist-s experiences. This paper emphasizes on the responsiveness as one of key service performance measures. An evaluation framework is developed and illustarted by using the case of small bus service in Pattaya city. It can be seen as a great potential for the city to utilize the small bus transportation in order to meet the needs of more diverse group of passengers and to support the expansion of tourist areas. The framework integrates with service operations management, logistics, and tourism behavior perspectives. The findings from the investigation of existing small bus service are presented and preliminarily validate the usability of the framework.

An Evaluation Framework of Transportation Responsiveness: Case of Pattaya City. Holiday Inn Paris, International Conference of Business, Finance and Tourism Management (1577-1582).