Title: Determination of optimal one-period tourist bus tours with identical starting and terminal points

Authors: Ray Deitch, Shaul P. Ladany

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, P.O.Box 653, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel

Abstract: The optimal one-period touring problem with identical starting and terminal points is determined, with the objective to maximise the total attractiveness of the tour, i.e., to find the set of sites to be visited and routes to be travelled given constraints on touring time, cost and/or total distance travelled and the geographic frame considerations. A one-period linear integer-programming model was developed to derive an optimal round-trip tourist bus tour solution. The model has been applied to a real life problem generating numerical results.

Keywords: bus touring problem; node routing; arc routing; integer linear programming.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTM.2001.001594

International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 2001 Vol.2 No.1/2, pp.116-129

Published online: 14 Dec 2003 *

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