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

  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.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    01 February 2002

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Sage

  • ISSN:

    1467-3584

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    338 Production

Citation

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

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Keywords

international students; Western Australia; intrastate travel; behavior; perception; experience; regional tourism; domestic tourism;

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