Volume 4 Issue 2 April 2006 Applied Research Note 1

Export Education and Tourism: A Survey of Tertiary English Language Students in New Zealand

by Uli Cloesen

The New Zealand Government, recognizing the value of Export Education, changed the law in 1989 to allow State institutions to recruit international fee paying students. Data for foreign fee paying student’s tourism expenditure and travel habits did not feature in New Zealand’s Domestic Travel Survey or Provisional Tourism Satellite Account. A sample survey was administered to tertiary English language students, studying at CPIT, Christchurch, New Zealand’s ESOL Department to investigate the value of the education market to domestic tourism.

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