GESIS - DBK - ZA4889

ZA4889: Flash Eurobarometer 258 (Survey on the Attitudes of Europeans Towards Tourism, Spring 2009)

Downloads and Data Access

On this page you find the complete metadata and an overview of all available data sets and documents for the requested study. The download of all files is possible from our central search page under the following link:
ZA4889 Downloads and Data Access

List of Files

List of Files


  • ZA4889.dta (Dataset Stata) 5 MBytes
  • ZA4889.por (Dataset SPSS Portable) 6 MBytes
  • ZA4889.sav (Dataset SPSS) 5 MBytes


  • ZA4889_bq.pdf (Questionnaire) 724 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_at.pdf (Questionnaire) 36 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_be-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 36 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_be-nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 35 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_bg.pdf (Questionnaire) 209 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_cy.pdf (Questionnaire) 194 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_cz.pdf (Questionnaire) 194 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_de.pdf (Questionnaire) 36 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_dk.pdf (Questionnaire) 35 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_ee-ee.pdf (Questionnaire) 34 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_ee-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 209 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_es.pdf (Questionnaire) 35 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_fi.pdf (Questionnaire) 35 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 36 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_gb.pdf (Questionnaire) 34 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_gr.pdf (Questionnaire) 194 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_hu.pdf (Questionnaire) 184 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_ie.pdf (Questionnaire) 34 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_it.pdf (Questionnaire) 35 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_lt.pdf (Questionnaire) 191 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_lu-de.pdf (Questionnaire) 36 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_lu-fr.pdf (Questionnaire) 36 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_lu-lu.pdf (Questionnaire) 36 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_lv-lv.pdf (Questionnaire) 200 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_lv-ru.pdf (Questionnaire) 210 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_mt-en.pdf (Questionnaire) 34 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_mt-mt.pdf (Questionnaire) 190 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_nl.pdf (Questionnaire) 35 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_pl.pdf (Questionnaire) 205 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_pt.pdf (Questionnaire) 35 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_ro.pdf (Questionnaire) 207 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_se.pdf (Questionnaire) 35 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_si.pdf (Questionnaire) 177 KBytes
  • ZA4889_q_sk.pdf (Questionnaire) 190 KBytes

Other Documents

  • ZA4889_readme.pdf (Other Document) 24 KBytes
Availability Availability 0 - Data and documents are released for everybody.
Download of Data and Documents Download of Data and Documents All downloads from this catalogue are free of charge. Data-sets available under access categories B and C must be ordered via the shopping cart with a few exceptions. Charges apply! Please respect our Terms of use.

Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2009): Flash Eurobarometer 258 (Survey on the Attitudes of Europeans Towards Tourism, Spring 2009). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4889 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4889
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 258 (Survey on the Attitudes of Europeans Towards Tourism, Spring 2009)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2009)
Date of Collection14.02.2009 - 18.02.2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractTravel behaviour in 2012. Holiday plans for 2013. Topics: number of travels in 2008 for business purposes or private purposes for a minimum of one night; number of short private trips in 2008 for less than four nights; number of short private trips in 2007; number of trips in 2007 for a minimum of one night; number of holidays in 2008 for a minimum of four consecutive nights; main reason for not going on holiday in 2008; major motivation for main holiday trip in 2008; country of the main holiday; use of the following means of transport to travel to holiday destination in 2008: airplane, boat, train, bus, car or motorbike, bicycle, other; month of the beginning of main holiday in 2008; kind of main holiday trip in 2008: travel and accommodation organized individually, travel and accommodation booked through a travel agency, package tour or all-inclusive-holiday booked via the internet, package tour or all-inclusive-holiday booked through a travel agency; amount of money spent on all holidays in 2008 compared to 2007; impact of changes of cost of living on holiday plans in 2008; kind of impact; ways of cutting back holiday budget: cheaper accommodation, cheaper means of transportation, closer distance of destination, time of booking, changes in travel period; kind of holidays willing to reduce first: short-stay trips, winter holidays, summer holidays, none; kind of leisure spending willing to reduce most: entertainment, restaurants and cafés, shopping, beauty and wellness treatments, sports and other activities; influence of the following factors on personal holiday destination: quality of service, price, value for money, eco-friendliness, social considerations, safety and security; preferred type of holiday destinations; main expectations from non-traditional holiday destinations; most important information sources for a decision about own travel plans; most important attractions with regard to the choice of a holiday destination; holiday plans in 2009; ability to afford planned holidays; country of the main holiday in 2009. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; region; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Leisure
  • Patterns of Consumption
Topics Topics
  • 5.1 Leisure, tourism and sport
  • 17.3 Consumption/consumer behaviour


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and above
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Telephone interviews were conducted in each country, with the exception of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia where both telephone and face-to-face interviews were conducted (70% webCATI and 30% F2F interviews).
Data CollectorGALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium; FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic; HERMELIN, Copenhagen, Denmark; IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia; METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece; GALLUP SPAIN, Spain; EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France; GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom; CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus; DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy; LATVIAN FACTS, Latvia; BALTIC SURVEY, Lithuania; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; MSR, Naarden, Netherlands; SPECTRA, Linz, Austria; GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal; VALICON, Ljubljana, Slovenia; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia; HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden; NORSTAT FINLAND OY, Pori, Finland; VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria; GALLUP ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania; The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels / The GALLUP Organisation, Hungary (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 14.02.2009 - 18.02.2009

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 27127
Number of Variables: 68
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Survey on the attitudes of Europeans towards tourism. Brussels: European Commission March 2009
Relevant full texts
from SSOAR (automatically assigned)


Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Flash Eurobarometer
    The Flash Eurobarometer were launched by the European Commission in the late eighties, turning out a Monthly Monitor between in 1994 and 1995. These “small scale” surveys are conducted in all EU member states at times, occasionally reducing or enlarging the scope of countries as a function of specific topics. The typical sample size is 500-1000 respondents per country and interviews are usually conducted by phone in the respective national language. The Flash Eurobarometer include series on special topics (Common Currency, EU Enlargement, Information Society, Entrepreneurship, Innovation) as well as special target group polls, particularly company managers with enterprise related topics.
  • Flash Eurobarometer - Attitudes of Europeans Towards Tourism