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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 603494, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/603494
Research Article

Tour Route Multiobjective Optimization Design Based on the Tourist Satisfaction

Key laboratory of Traffic Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China

Received 20 September 2013; Accepted 4 December 2013; Published 8 January 2014

Academic Editor: Huimin Niu

Copyright © 2014 Yan Han et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The question prompted is how to design the tour route to make the tourists get the maximum satisfactions considering the tourists’ demand. The influence factors of the tour route choices of tourists were analyzed and tourists’ behavior characteristics and psychological preferences were regarded as the important influence factors based on the tourist behavioral theories. A questionnaire of tourists’ tour route information and satisfaction degree was carried out. Some information about the scene spot and tourists demand and tour behaviors characteristic such as visit frequency, number of attractions visited was obtained and analyzed. Based on the convey datum, tour routes multiobjective optimization functions were prompted for the tour route design regarding the maximum satisfaction and the minimum tour distance as the optimal objective. The available routes are listed and categorized. Based on the particle swarm optimization model, the priorities of the tour route are calculated and finally the suggestion depth tour route and quick route tour routes are given considering the different tour demands of tourists. The results can offer constructive suggestions on how to design tour routes on the part of tourism enterprises and how to choose a proper tour route on the part of tourists.