International Students' Travel Characteristics:: An Exploratory Study

Shihlin Sung, Cathy Hui-chun Hsu

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The focus of this study was to identify travel characteristics of international students in general and the longest trip taken in the last 12 months, along with demographic characteristics. Information sources among international students were also studied. Results indicated the majority of international students traveled during their study in the U.S., and they planned their trips in advance. Maps, family/friends, and past experiences were the most often used travel information sources. This study was exploratory in nature. Findings of the study may stimulate further investigation of this fast-growing market segment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-283
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Travel and Tourism Marketing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Marketing


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