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Title: Incremental effects of the Shanghai Free-trade Zone - an internet informed assessment of Hong Kong’s tourism competitiveness
Other Titles: 上海自由贸易区的增值效果 – 根据互联网资讯对香港旅游竞争力的评估
Authors: Ji, MJ
Li, M 
King, B 
Keywords: Tourist destination competitiveness
Incremental effects
Hong Kong
Shanghai Free-trade Zone
Smart tourism
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Journal of China tourism research (中國旅游硏究), 2016, v. 12, no. 1, p. 24-41 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of China tourism research (中國旅游硏究) 
Abstract: The pursuit of tourism destination competitiveness (TDC) has become an important consideration for policy makers as a means of growing tourism market share. However, the published research tends to interpret TDC as the combined performance of various destination attributes, thereby overlooking other factors that impact on TDC. This study suggests that assessments should focus on the most influential events and proposes an “incremental” approach to determining TDC. The concept “smart tourism destination”, which has been applied increasingly in China, is used because it allows the use of insights from internet-based news that draw upon timely and relevant information to assess TDC. Using internet-based news sources, this study assesses Hong Kong’s TDC in the context of the recently established Shanghai Free-trade Zone (SFTZ). An incremental approach is adopted because it provides a means of explaining the threats that SFTZ poses to Hong Kong as a tourist destination.
ISSN: 1938-8160
EISSN: 1938-8179
DOI: 10.1080/19388160.2015.1137851
Rights: © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of China Tourism Research on 09 Feb 2016 (Published online), available online:
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