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Original scientific paper

VFR travel generated by international students: The case of Japanese students in Australia

Sho Kashiwagi ; Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Hayato Nagai ; Faculty of Tourism, Wakayama University, Japan
Tomoyuki Furutani ; Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

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APA 6th Edition
Kashiwagi, S., Nagai, H. & Furutani, T. (2018). VFR travel generated by international students: The case of Japanese students in Australia. Turizam, 66 (1), 89-103. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/197387
MLA 8th Edition
Kashiwagi, Sho, et al. "VFR travel generated by international students: The case of Japanese students in Australia." Turizam, vol. 66, no. 1, 2018, pp. 89-103. https://hrcak.srce.hr/197387. Accessed 16 Sep. 2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Kashiwagi, Sho, Hayato Nagai and Tomoyuki Furutani. "VFR travel generated by international students: The case of Japanese students in Australia." Turizam 66, no. 1 (2018): 89-103. https://hrcak.srce.hr/197387
Harvard
Kashiwagi, S., Nagai, H., and Furutani, T. (2018). 'VFR travel generated by international students: The case of Japanese students in Australia', Turizam, 66(1), pp. 89-103. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/197387 (Accessed 16 September 2019)
Vancouver
Kashiwagi S, Nagai H, Furutani T. VFR travel generated by international students: The case of Japanese students in Australia. Turizam [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2019 September 16];66(1):89-103. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/197387
IEEE
S. Kashiwagi, H. Nagai and T. Furutani, "VFR travel generated by international students: The case of Japanese students in Australia", Turizam, vol.66, no. 1, pp. 89-103, 2018. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/197387. [Accessed: 16 September 2019]

Abstracts
The visiting friends and relatives (VFR) market is one of the largest and most rapidly growing global tourism markets. Although much research has been carried out on this market since the early 1990s, these studies have largely been in the Western context, with Asian VFR travellers receiving little attention. To extend our understanding of the international VFR market, this study focused on Japanese international students studying in Australia. Through a series of in-depth interviews with 26 students, their roles and experiences as VFR hosts and the behaviours of the VFR travellers who visited them were explored. The results show that the majority of the students not only played important roles in motivating their friends and relatives to visit their study destinations but also recognised these roles. A number of unique behaviours on the part of Japanese VFR travellers, such as accommodation use and information searches, were also observed. The study's findings extend our understanding of the VFR market. The study suggests that international students are important resources for tourism practitioners because they can trigger international visits by friends and relatives.

Keywords
international students; VFR hosts; VFR travel; Japanese; Australia

Hrčak ID: 197387

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/197387

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