China's international tourism development: Present and future

Guangrui Zhang, Ray Pine, Hanqin Qiu

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International tourism as an industry is the outcome of China's economic reform and open policy to the outside world initiated in the late 1970s, and it has become one of the important foreign exchange earners, playing an increasingly significant role in the country's national economy. The paper explains the main stages of its development and identifies the important changes in the past two decades. It analyzes the opportunities and challenges with which China's international tourism is confronted, and further suggests the choices of policies and strategies China should undertake for its international tourism development in the new millennium and on the threshold of joining the World Trade Organization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-290
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2000


  • China
  • Tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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