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The 'Cool Japan' strategy was launched in 2012 as a 'soft-power' initiative to promote the unique culture of Japan. Tourism motivated by Japanese animation, or anime, plays an important role in this campaign. While this aspect of Japanese popular culture has been a particular element of attraction, ...

Author(s)
Agyeiwaah, E.; Suntikul, W.; Shan LiYee [Shan, L. Y. C. ]
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of China Tourism Research, 2019, 15, 2, pp 127-148
Abstract

Accurate forecast of inbound tourism demand is vital for the tourism industry as well as government economic policy and decision making. This article sought to identify the factors which influence the demand for China's tourism with the aid of econometric models and to generate forecasts of...

Author(s)
Ayeh, J. K.; Lin ShanShan
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2011, 11, 3, pp 197-206
Abstract

The present study is one of the first to assess the characteristics and consider the implications of the emerging gap year phenomenon within China. More specifically, the research answers three questions: (1) Who are the Chinese gap year takers? (2) What motivates the Chinese gap year participants' ...

Author(s)
Wu MaoYing; Pearce, P.; Huang KeJi; Fan TingTing
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2015, 18, 2, pp 158-174
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This paper analyzes the image(s) of China as a tourist destination through the representational narratives of major English newspapers. Feature travel accounts (thirty-five articles from twenty sources) were used as information-rich discourse to explore the portrayal of the destination's image....

Author(s)
Xiao HongGen; Mair, H. L.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2006, 20, 2, pp 1-14
Abstract

This paper investigates Chinese outbound tourism to India through the lens of tourism geopolitics - a term which has been little used in tourism research thus far. Chinese outbound tourism has been limited until recently by the Chinese government explicitly because of geopolitical concerns. The...

Author(s)
Hannam, K.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2013, 10, 2, pp 178-186
Abstract

This study addresses the problem of the so-called "zero-fare" group tours, a terminology that is believed to be originated in Chinese media to denote a sort of inferior quality in China's outbound package tours. Previous research on this problem failed, on the one hand, to define "zero-fare" group...

Author(s)
Chen Yong; Mak, B.; Guo YingZhi
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of China Tourism Research, 2011, 7, 4, pp 425-444
Abstract

Ideas about tourism and its provision reaching China roughly correspond to those favoured by China in its 'modernization' programme. The dilemma is due to the orthodox, official point of view maintaining that any borrowing of ideas from abroad must be viewed as suspicious and subversive, as they...

Author(s)
Oudiette, V.
Citation
Problemy Turystyki, 1987, 10, 3, pp 61-74
Abstract

Tourism in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos) is a relatively new phenomenon that commenced in earnest in the late 1990s. A decade later, the country's tourism portfolio is dominated by regional visitors originating from neighbouring China, Thailand and Vietnam who generally tend to come...

Author(s)
Semone, P.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 2012, 17, 2, pp 164-176
Abstract

In the light of recent changes in China and the spectacular growth in her economy, it should be possible for tourism to compete with that of other countries. However, an analysis of 1978-84 statistics provided by the National Administration for Travel and Tourism in China reveals that, despite...

Author(s)
Amirou, R.
Citation
Espaces, 1986, No. 83, pp 8-11
Abstract

As one of the most important economic sectors in China, tourism must be supported in a way that will encourage balanced regional economic development. The spatial distribution of tourism should be evaluated to assess the role of growing tourism in regional economic inequality. Unlike previous...

Author(s)
Goh, C.; Li HengYun; Li MiMi
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of China Tourism Research, 2014, 10, 4, pp 388-413

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