Current state of China tourism research

Leung, Daniel, Li, Gang, Fong, Lawrence Hoc Nang Fong, Law, Rob and Lo, Ada 2014, Current state of China tourism research, Current issues in tourism, vol. 17, no. 8, pp. 679-704, doi: 10.1080/13683500.2013.804497.

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Title Current state of China tourism research
Author(s) Leung, Daniel
Li, GangORCID iD for Li, Gang
Fong, Lawrence Hoc Nang Fong
Law, Rob
Lo, Ada
Journal name Current issues in tourism
Volume number 17
Issue number 8
Start page 679
End page 704
Publisher Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1368-3500
Keyword(s) China tourism
content analysis
tourism research
Social Sciences
Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism
Social Sciences - Other Topics
Summary Along with the tremendous growth of tourism development in China after its successful hosting of two international mega-events (i.e. the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games), a modest body of academic research on tourism in China has been developed since the start of the second decade of the new millennium. To supplement the continuous development of China's tourism industry, this study presents a review of 147 research articles from tourism journals during the period 2010-2012. Through content analysis, the empirical findings indicate that tourist behaviour and experience was the most researched theme, followed by culture and heritage studies. The trend of research collaboration, particularly international collaboration, was evident among the analysed studies. This study also presents the diversity in recent research in the realm of tourism in China in terms of research context, geographical coverage, data collection and analysis method, and institutional contribution.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13683500.2013.804497
Field of Research 150603 Tourism Management
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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