International Students' Travel Behaviour in Malaysia

Anatolia, 22(6), 200–216, 2015

Posted: 27 Jun 2018

See all articles by Hanieh Varasteh

Hanieh Varasteh

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Azizan Marzuki

Independent

S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - School of Housing, Building and Planning

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Varasteh, Hanieh and Marzuki, Azizan and Rasoolimanesh, S. Mostafa, International Students' Travel Behaviour in Malaysia (2015). Anatolia, 22(6), 200–216, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3195699

Hanieh Varasteh

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) ( email )

Jalan Sungai Dua
Minden, Penang 11800
Malaysia

Azizan Marzuki

Independent ( email )

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S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh (Contact Author)

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - School of Housing, Building and Planning ( email )

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Subang Jaya, Selangor 47500
Malaysia

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