Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/60848
Title: A study of international tourism development in China
Authors: Lam, T
Mao, F
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Cognizant Communication Corporation
Source: Pacific tourism review, 2001, v. 5, no. 3-4, p. 113-119 How to cite?
Journal: Pacific tourism review 
Abstract: The tourism industry in mainland China has been growing rapidly since the country started implementing its open-door policy in 1978. Tourism development has always been one of the essential agenda items in the Chinese government's master plan for economic growth, and a priority issue for academic study. This article describes the three stages of tourism development in China, examines the constraints, favorable factors, and opportunities for tourism development. The findings show that the quality of the infrastructure is poor and that the software (workforce) is still below the international standard. The government has so far failed to develop a long-term master plan resulting in an adequate supply of hotel rooms and tourist attractions. Of course, China itself is a tourist attraction. A strong government commitment to tourism development, a focus on the untapped Taiwan market, and entry into the WTO are important factors for the growth of China's tourism industry.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/60848
ISSN: 1088-4157
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