An overview of cruise tourism research through comparison of cruise studies published in English and Chinese

Kam Hung, Sha Wang, Basak Denizci Guillet, Zhaoping Liu

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The concept of cruise tourism should be examined given the rapid growth of this segment of travel worldwide. Rapid increases in cruise tourists and port construction have been observed in China, but systematic research on cruise tourism in China remains unavailable. Hence, this study conducts a thorough review of cruising studies published in top English tourism and hospitality journals and eminent Chinese journals. A content analysis of 62 cruising studies in English and 26 cruising-related articles in Chinese identifies trends in research and methodology and the differences between English and Chinese cruise tourism literature. Significant research topics and methodology trends are discussed and future research directions are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-216
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019


  • Chinese literature
  • Comparison
  • Cruise ship
  • Cruise tourism
  • English literature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management

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