International Students' Travel Behaviour in Malaysia
Anatolia, 22(6), 200–216, 2015
Posted: 27 Jun 2018
Date Written: 2015
This article focuses on determining the travel behaviour of international students studying in Malaysia. Questionnaire surveys on a total of 409 international postgraduate students of research universities (UPM, USM, UM, UTM, and UKM) in Malaysia were carried out. The results show that most of the international students had a tendency for travelling during semester breaks, staying in hotels, eating at fast food restaurants, and travelling with their friends for the purpose of having fun, and exploring new places. Sightseeing and shopping were identified as the most preferred activities by students and primary sources of information regarding potential destinations by international students include the Internet and friends’ recommendations. This study also found that the travel behaviour of the different students is strongly associated with their demographic characteristics.
Keywords: travel behaviour; international student; students’ market
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