Presenter Bios

He is a student at Indiana University pursuing a Ph.D in Tourism. His masters is in Outdoor Education from Winona State University and has worked on a travel study program to New Zealand and Australia for the past six years assisting in the instruction of recreation and tourism classes.

Abstract

Motivational Changes for Students on a Travel Study Program

Short Abstract

The research was done on a travel study trip that takes university students from the United States to New Zealand and Australia. The purpose of the research was to see the likelihood of students in a group who may change their minds from not participating in adventure activities to participating in them. The research can help tour operators and guides understand more about motivations to participate in adventure activities. With little research on what causes people to change their minds in a group setting like the travel study program, this research hoped to shed some light on possible ways that tours operators can better market to groups and bring in more customers.

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Motivational Changes for Students on a Travel Study Program

Motivational Changes for Students on a Travel Study Program

Short Abstract

The research was done on a travel study trip that takes university students from the United States to New Zealand and Australia. The purpose of the research was to see the likelihood of students in a group who may change their minds from not participating in adventure activities to participating in them. The research can help tour operators and guides understand more about motivations to participate in adventure activities. With little research on what causes people to change their minds in a group setting like the travel study program, this research hoped to shed some light on possible ways that tours operators can better market to groups and bring in more customers.