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Many developing countries are now suffering from rather large regional development gaps. Can tourism promote balanced regional development (BRD) and so narrow such gaps? This study empirically examines and compares the impact of both international and domestic tourism on China's regional...

Author(s)
Goh, C.; Li, H. Y.; Zhang Qiu
Publisher
IP Publishing Limited, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2015, 21, 2, pp 369-386
Abstract

This study examines the role of tourism development in reducing regional income inequality in China. First, the theoretical foundation for how tourism affects regional income inequality is discussed. Second, based on the conditional convergence framework, this study proposes a spatiotemporal...

Author(s)
Li HengYun; Chen Li [Chen, L. J. ]; Li Gang; Goh, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2016, 58, pp 81-99
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
Abstract

Tourism demand has been extensively studied by tourism economists under the economic framework. On the other hand travel motivation has also been widely analyzed by the researchers using socio-psychological framework. The focus of this study is to discuss both of these frameworks and to propose a...

Author(s)
Goh, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2012, 39, 4, pp 1859-1883