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Examining young Malaysians travel behavior and expenditure patterns in domestic tourism

Lim, Khong Chiu and Ramli, Kamal Izzuwan and Yusof, Noor Suhaila and Cheah, Swee Ting (2014) Examining young Malaysians travel behavior and expenditure patterns in domestic tourism. In: 2014 International Academic Research Conference, 12-15 April 2014, Paris, France.

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Young travelers, though restricted by relatively low levels of disposable income, are commonly having high interest and leisure time in exploring new destinations.It has been found that young travelers have high expectations regarding the importance of value for money though they have their financial resources available for travelling.Therefore, it has raised questions on the worthiness of carrying out a study about the travel behavior and expenditure patterns among the young travels in Malaysia.The study employed a survey questionnaire to collect data, which was adapted from standardized measures.A total of 643 respondents, which has been randomly selected in the Northern States of Malaysia were involved in the study.The completed questionnaires were analyzed to measure the variables of the study consisted of selected socio demographic, travel behavior and expenditure patterns.This study found the expenditure patterns of the young travelers vary with regards to the purchase of tourism products.In addition, the results of the study also portrayed the differences of selected travel-related characteristics of young travelers in relation to the motive of travel. Thus, this study may provide information which will help tourism marketers to develop marketing tools to satisfy and fulfill those young tourists’ needs, and understand certain reasons behind their spending patterns.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-616-382-590-2 Organised by: ICBTS Institute & IJBTS International Journal of Business Tourism and Applied Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: domestic tourism, expenditure pattern, young traveler
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Lim Khong Chiu
Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 09:09
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 09:09

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