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Intrastate travel experiences in international students and their perceptions of Western Australia (WA) as a tourist destination.

Shanka, Tekle, Ali-Knight, Jane and Pope, Jeff (2002) Intrastate travel experiences in international students and their perceptions of Western Australia (WA) as a tourist destination. Tourism and Hospitality Research, 3 (3). pp. 245-256. ISSN 1467-3584

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This paper presents initial findings from a study examining the impact on Western Australian (WA) tourism of the growing number of international students in the state. Focusing on one university with the largest number of international students (3946 onshore students in 2000) the study examines the intrastate travel behaviour and student perception of WA as a tourist destination. Both undergraduate and postgraduate international students were sent a self-administered questionnaire (296 usable responses were obtained) and this paper presents the findings about the travel experiences of these students while doing their studies in the state. The results indicate the importance of the international student market for regional tourism and confirm its contribution to the domestic tourism market.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1467-3584
Electronic ISSN: 1742-9692
Uncontrolled Keywords: international students; Western Australia; intrastate travel; behavior; perception; experience; regional tourism; domestic tourism;
University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School > School of Marketing, Tourism and Languages
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 338 Production
Library of Congress Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Item ID: 2073
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 26 May 2008 20:32
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2013 16:01
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2073

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