How Does Internet Usage Influence Young Travelers’ Choices?

Jinhyun Hong, David Philip McArthur

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New technologies have significant effects on travel behavior, attitudes, habits and potentially future travel demand. Effects may be more prominent for Millennials. Little empirical research has investigated these relationships, mainly due to data limitations. This study focuses on the potential influence of using the Internet while traveling on Millennials’ plans for car ownership. We examine two questions: Does using the Internet while traveling influence trip frequencies? and Does it affect Millennials’ intention to purchase a car? Results suggest that Internet use while traveling is positively associated with travel demand and the intention to purchase a car in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-165
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Planning Education and Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2019


  • Internet access
  • car ownership
  • mobile devices
  • peak travel
  • travel behavior
  • travel demand
  • value of travel time (VOTT)


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