Perhaps more than any other country, the island nation of Singapore offers a bridge among cultures. Using data from multinational cohorts of international tourists studying in Singapore, this chapter reveals the travel patterns and preferences of Indian students whose tourist behaviors are less well understood. This chapter aims to identify their key motives using Pearce and Lee’s travel career pattern model. It also aims to identify the destination-based factors that attract Indian students in Singapore. The findings suggest that the students’ travel motives are linked to kinship and collectivism, and they are most concerned about price and safety when choosing destinations. This chapter reveals core motives and how the students can be welcomed in the next steps of their travel trajectory.
The author acknowledges the assistance of Lavisha Kirpalani, Akhil Sharma, Yong Mei Xian, Saakshi Prakash, and Hoang Thi Ngoc Huyen who helped in the literature review, data collection, and initial data analysis. Appreciation is also extended to Nimrod Delante for proofreading this work.
Panchal, J.H. (2016), "Singapore", The World Meets Asian Tourists (Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice, Vol. 7), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 305-323. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2042-144320160000007018Download as .RIS
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