Lift-share using mobile apps in tourism: The role of trust, sense of community and existing lift-share practices

Authors: Dickinson, J., filimonau, V., Cherrett, T., Davies, N., Hibbert, J., Norgate, S. and Speed, C.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/30010/

Journal: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment

DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2017.11.004

This paper explores the use of mobile technology to enable lift-share in the leisure travel domain of camping tourism. Here mobile devices can connect a user community on the move undertaking non-routine trips and reveal temporal and spatial connections suggesting lift-share opportunities. Data were derived from a questionnaire survey (n=339) administered at campsites in a rural tourism destination in Dorset, UK. Analysis focuses on the role of trust, sense of community and existing lift-share practices in willingness to engage in lift-share and other forms of share use of private vehicles using a mobile app. The findings indicate that previous experience of lift-share and sense of community both have a small effect, however, trust had no effect on the desire to lift-share. Analysis indicates trust is generated through community participation rather than being a precursor to taking part. Lift-share app developers and providers need to design strategies which build trust in the system using peer-to-peer ratings, where appropriate, and establishing user etiquette through user champions and visualising successful exchanges.

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Authors: Dickinson, J.E., Filimonau, V., Cherrett, T., Davies, N., Hibbert, J.F., Norgate, S. and Speed, C.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/30010/

Journal: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment

Volume: 61

Pages: 397-405

ISSN: 1361-9209

DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2017.11.004

© 2017 The Authors This paper explores the use of mobile technology to enable lift-share in the leisure travel domain of camping tourism. Here mobile devices can connect a user community on the move undertaking non-routine trips and reveal temporal and spatial connections suggesting lift-share opportunities. Data were derived from a questionnaire survey (n = 339) administered at campsites in a rural tourism destination in Dorset, UK. Analysis focuses on the role of trust, sense of community and existing lift-share practices in willingness to engage in lift-share and other forms of share use of private vehicles using a mobile app. The findings indicate that previous experience of lift-share and sense of community both have a small effect, however, trust had no effect on the desire to lift-share. Analysis indicates trust is generated through community participation rather than being a precursor to taking part. Lift-share app developers and providers need to design strategies which build trust in the system using peer-to-peer ratings, where appropriate, and establishing user etiquette through user champions and visualising successful exchanges.

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Authors: Dickinson, J.E., Filimonau, V., Cherrett, T., Davies, N., Hibbert, J.F., Norgate, S. and Speed, C.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/30010/

Journal: TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART D-TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT

Volume: 61

Pages: 397-405

ISSN: 1361-9209

DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2017.11.004

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