Questionnaire Investigation on Tourists’ Behavior and its Sensibility Analysis Utilizing Bayesian Network

Akane Okubo, Tsuyosi Aburai, Kazuhiro Takeyasu


Tourists from abroad are increasing rapidly in Japan. Kawazu town in Izu Peninsula is famous for its cherry trees. In the cherry blossom season, many tourists visit this town. In order to get much more visitors, tourists’ behavior should be investigated much further. The Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival was carried out in February 2015. Our research investigation was performed during that period. In this paper, a questionnaire investigation is executed in order to clarify tourists’ behavior, and to seek the possibility of developing regional collaboration among local government, tourism related industry and visitors. In this research, we construct the model utilizing Bayesian Network and causal relationship is sequentially chained by the characteristics of travelers, an objective to visit Izu Peninsula in Japan and the main occasion to visit them. We analyzed them by sensitivity analysis and some useful results were obtained. Sensitivity analysis is performed by back propagation method. We have presented the paper concerning this. But the volume becomes too large, therefore we have split them and this paper shows the latter half of the investigation result by setting evidence to Bayesian Network items. These are utilized for constructing a much more effective and useful tourism service. We have obtained fruitful results. To confirm the findings by utilizing the new consecutive visiting records would be the future works to be investigated.

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