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Title: The economic, carbon emission, and water impacts of Chinese visitors to Taiwan : eco-efficiency and impact evaluation
Authors: Sun, YY
Pratt, S 
Keywords: Carbon efficiency
Water efficiency
Chinese tourist
Taiwan
Computable general equilibrium model
Environmental extended input-output model
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Journal of travel research, 2014, v. 53, no. 6, p. 733-746 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of travel research 
Abstract: China outbound tourism contributes substantial foreign receipts but also creates carbon and water footprints at destinations. This study is set out to analyze whether this tourist segment is a preferred market from the economic and environmental perspectives. Using Taiwan as an example, the direct carbon emission per dollar and total carbon footprint per Chinese inbound visitor is about 20% more efficient than other markets because of a high consumption pattern, longer length of stay, and closer distance between the two regions. However, one unsatisfactory area is the total water footprint because of their high spending on food-related souvenirs that generates substantial water requirements from the agriculture sector. When forecasting the estimated growth of Chinese visitors in Taiwan to 2016, an additional 0.8% increase in economic output is expected at the expense of a 2.7% increase in CO2 emissions and a 3.0% increase in water use.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/36117
ISSN: 0047-2875
EISSN: 1552-6763
DOI: 10.1177/0047287513517420
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