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dc.contributor.authorTashlai, Iana
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-10T12:05:07Z
dc.date.available2015-02-10T12:05:07Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/6627
dc.descriptionMSc Tourism Managementen_US
dc.description.abstractAn examination of the educational tourism was conducted in the present research. The main aim of the research was focused on the identification and examination of the motives and reasons of foreign students to participate in different educational programmes and to continue their studying abroad, and determination of consequences of such decision. The study was started by the literature reviewing and further selection of the research methods. Such qualitative data collection method as an interview was chosen for obtaining the relevant information. Thus, an interview guide was designed in order to cover the basic issues of the research. Current foreign students and alumni from five Eastern European countries were individually interviewed online. Coding, categorization, and grounded theory approach were applied as data analysis techniques. Stereotypes, willingness of adventures and challenges, personal reasons were defined as main motivational forces for the participation in the educational tourism. The many benefits for participants and destination countries were explored including personal and professional improvements and growth of the national tourism industries. Conclusions and recommendations (e.g. detailed educational tourism market research, development of new programmes, and changes of the education systems), were made and suggested.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
dc.subjecttourism managementen_US
dc.subjectInternational University College (IUC), Bulgariaen_US
dc.titleEducational tourism - the case of Eastern European students: driving forces, consequences, and effects on the tourism industryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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