Chinese Outbound Tourism Development Term Paper by Hans

An examination of the development of the Chinese tourist industry and its recent trends.
# 149726 | 1,676 words | 11 sources | APA | 2010 | GB
Published on Dec 29, 2011 in Asian Studies (General) , Tourism (General)

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This paper discuses the development of the Chinese tourism industry, with specific reference to the development of outbound tourism development. The paper analyses both statistical data and political issues which indicate the key trends and reasons for the large scale growth in Chinese outbound tourism in recent decades. A chart is included in the paper.

Chinese Tourist Industry Development
Political Reforms and Barriers to Entry
The Modern Chinese Tourism Industry

From the Paper:

"Research indicates (WTO 2003) that the majority of Chinese tourists join touring groups in which a multitude of countries are visited on a pre-arranged package tour. Typically those who participate in such tours are willing to spend large amounts of money both on the tour itself and in the destination countries visited. It is indicated that the majority of those who buy such products will do so during the three major official Chinese holidays consisting of the Chinese New Year, The May holiday or the National Holiday (WTO 2003). Despite the growth of the Chinese outbound tourist sector research would seem to indicate that the top destinations for Chinese tourists remain those with a closer geographic proximity with Hong Kong and Macau receiving the largest number of visitors at 47m and 10.6m respectively. Other top destinations include Vietnam (3.8m), South Korea (3.6m) and Japan (2.8m) (Euromoitor 2007). As such one can see that all of these top destinations lie within the Asian region and one may debate as to whether or not those figures included under Hong Kong and Macau should truly represent outbound tourism now that these are an integral part of China. Yet when these figures are compared to China's inbound tourism sector there is a discrepancy between the counties Chinese tourists visit and those who visit China as inbound tourists. Research indicates that the top five countries providing inbound tourism for China in 2006 were South Korea, Japan, The US, Russia and Malaysia. The rest of the top 10 providers of inbound tourist visitors included four other Asian nations and one EU country (Travel guide China 2010)."

Sample of Sources Used:

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