This study sought to gain insight to international students studying on the Gold Coast. In particular, data were obtained on student needs and perceptions on a range of attributes associated with a study destination. Similarly, the study investigated students’ participation in tourism activities while at the destination. Finally, information on what students spend their money on was also sought. A questionnaire was developed based on relevant literature and preliminary focus groups. The final questionnaire was distributed to commencing international students studying at Griffith University in 2003.
by Beverley Sparks, Liz Fredline and Chelsea Northrope