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The characteristics of independent Chinese outbound tourists are addressed from five aspects: sociodemographic characteristics, motivations, decision-making process, spatial pattern of destinations, and consumer patterns. Comprehensive study methods including a questionnaire, in-depth interview and ...

Author(s)
Xiang YiXian
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2013, 10, 2, pp 134-148
Abstract

This special issue tries not only to provide some entry points into new ways of thinking about tourism from a less occident-centric point of view, but also strives to base the discussion on analyses of special aspects specifically about the development and change of international travel originating ...

Author(s)
Arlt, W. G.; Burns, P.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2013, 10, 2, pp 123-227
Abstract

In China, outbound tourism is a manifestation of soft power and is inextricably linked with politics. The Chinese government is seen to be exercising control and influence in shaping its outbound tourism development so that tourism is developed in line with the country's political agenda. To...

Author(s)
Tse, T. S. M.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2013, 10, 2, pp 149-158
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This paper examines the characteristics of Chinese tourist repeat visits to France. The focus is on the different ways these Chinese tourists acquire mobility skills, pointing out the social profiles and trajectories of such individuals. This approach brings both an empirical and theoretical...

Author(s)
Taunay, B.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2013, 10, 2, pp 205-216
Abstract

This introductory paper attempts to show a few aspects of the universal task tourism scientists and tourism practitioners alike are facing, to better understand the new world champions of travel. For tourism scientists the challenge is to understand tourism forms which are not based on Western...

Author(s)
Arlt, W. G.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2013, 10, 2, pp 126-133
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

It is perceived as common knowledge that tourism is somehow the opposite of the mundane, that the concepts of everyday life and those experiences far away from home do not overlap at all. This article aims to question this very notion, articulated through modern "Western" liberal ideas, values, and ...

Author(s)
Fugmann, R.; Aceves, B.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2013, 10, 2, pp 159-168