China is forecast to be the primary tourist destination and tourist-generating country by 2020. However, much of the writing on tourism in China has come from people within the English academic world who are not involved in the issues related to Chinese tourism development. This book provides a voice to Chinese mainland academic researchers and examines the nature of tourism research and tourism development in China. Contributors, many of whom are based in China and are immersed in the daily issues of teaching, researching and planning tourism development within China, discuss issues related to resource use, destination image and community participation with case studies that combine conceptual frameworks and practical issues. This authoritative text on tourism in China will be of interest to scholars and students of tourism throughout the world.
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(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Author Biography - Chris Ryan
Chris Ryan is editor of Tourism Management and Professor of Tourism at the University of Waikato Management School. An elected Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, he is also Honorary Professor of the University of Wales and Visiting Professor at Beijing International Studies University, China. Gu Huimin is Deputy Dean of the School of Tourism Management at Beijing International Studies University and Vice President of the China Hotel Institute. She has held Visiting Scholar positions at the University of Houston and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her most recent book was on Crisis Management in Tourism.