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Data from the German Reiseanalyse survey


This dataset from the Reiseanalyse survey comprises travel information on German travelers between 1971 and 2018. Data were collected in a yearly repeated cross-sectional survey of German pleasure travels, based on a sample representative for the (West) German citizens (until 2009) or for all German-speaking residents (starting 2010). Travelers from former East Germany are only included since 1990. Note that the sample only contains trips with at least five days of trip length. For details see Weigert et al. (2021).




A dataframe containing


Year in which the respondent traveled.


Age of the respondent.


Individual weight of each respondent to account for a not perfectly representative sample and project the sample results to the population of German citizens (until 2009) or of German-speaking residents (starting 2010). Only available since 1974.


Indicator if the respondent is German citizen or not. Only available since 2010. Until 2009, all respondents were German citizens.


Indicator if the respondent's main residence is in a federal state in the former area of West Germany or in the former area of East Germany.

household size

Categorized size of the respondent's household.


Joint income (in €) of the respondent's household.


Categorized trip length of the respondent's main trip. The main trip is the trip which the respondent stated was his/her most important trip in the respective year.


Distance (in km) between the center of the respondent's federal state and the center of the country of destination, for the main trip. The main trip is the trip which the respondent stated was his/her most important trip in the respective year.


The data are a 10% random sample of all respondents who undertook at least one trip in the respective year, between 1971 and 2018. We thank the Forschungsgemeinschaft Urlaub und Reisen e.V. for allowing us to publish this sample.


Weigert, M., Bauer, A., Gernert, J., Karl, M., Nalmpatian, A., Küchenhoff, H., and Schmude, J. (2021). Semiparametric APC analysis of destination choice patterns: Using generalized additive models to quantify the impact of age, period, and cohort on travel distances. Tourism Economics. doi:10.1177/1354816620987198.

Forschungsgemeinschaft Urlaub und Reisen e.V. (FUR) (2020b) Survey of tourist demand in Germany for holiday travel and short breaks. Available at: (accessed 13 January 2023).

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