The power of simulation: from simulation to stimulation.

The tool makes it possible to simulate the travel behavior of visitors in a tourist region with a semi-rural character (as a basic scenario). A simulation is an imitation of reality. The great advantage of a simulation is that it takes place in a controlled, well-defined environment.

Resources needed

Yearly maintenance
Pilot costs
Costs permanent solutionThe simulation tool is a software tool. Software is depending on updates and maintenance.
Timeframe: solution acception, how long does this need to be adopted by the initiator?
Which resources are in the pilot and which are notRelevant and reliable datasets of available resources, travel behavior patterns etc.
Ideas about optimilisation for the futureBy monitoring new innovative and sustainable mobility initiatives in the region of study, the simulation can be improved (by testing assumptions made before introducing new mobility concepts).


HZ University of Applied Sciences

HZ is a higher education institute offering a variety of study and research programmes on the themes of tourism, health, mobility, social innovation and economic development. The focus is set on the development of coastal regions related to customers’ hidden needs through pilots bringing together different target groups, inhabitants and visitors.

Project details

Main institutionHZ University of Applied Sciences
Location, municipality/region and CountryFlushing, province of Zeeland, The Netherlands
Start Date01-12-2019
End date01-10-2020

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ContactHarm Ijben
phone number+31641696688
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