Travel behaviour of Mainland Chinese international students in Norway
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionAnatolia : An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research. 2017, 28 (3), 394-403. 10.1080/13032917.2017.1327872
Mainland Chinese International Students (MCIS) were chosen for this study due to the growing and increasing market of both MCIS and Chinese tourists in Norway. A qualitative methodology approach was employed and semi-structured interviews were conducted. Contradictions with previous findings, the choice to travel alone or in small groups is due to more freedom and reducing hassle of conflicting ideas, travelling by plane is due to convenience and price as well as choosing cheap and budget accommodation such as Airbnb because of price but also because the respondents value other additional services. It can be argued that travel behaviour and choices are depended on the study destination, its infrastructure and facilities rather than the respondents’ status as international students.