Presence of tourists and perceived safety from COVID-19 among local bus users
Vich, G., Gutiérrez, A., Delclòs-Alió, X., Tomàs-Porres, J. and Miravet, D. (2022): "Presence of tourists and perceived safety from COVID-19 among local bus users: Evidence from a Mediterranean city"
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, public transport has been signalled as a potential contagion hot-spot, leading to a generalised decrease in its use. In this study, we explore how the presence of tourists influences the configuration of the perceived safety related to the transmission of COVID-19 on public transport daily users. Our results show how the presence of tourists in buses influences negatively the perception of safety of local users. However, this influence is highly related with their prior perception of their risk to contagion.