Impact of the tsunami on Chinese outbound tourism

Hanqin Qiu

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Purpose - Seeks to report and analyze the impacts of the Asian tsunami on China's outbound tourism. Design/methodology/approach - Uses industry data to assess the impact of tourism from China to the affected region. Findings - The tsunami has caused a redistribution of outbound tourists and stimulated a rapid increase in some other outbound and domestic destinations. Practical implications - The tsunami itself had both direct and indirect effects. South and Southeast Asia has lost tourism revenues from China and is now perceived as a high-risk region by Chinese tourists. Originality/value - Uses recently available industry data to assess the impact of the tsunami on Chinese outbound tourism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-435
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2005


  • China
  • Natural disasters
  • South Asia
  • South East Asia
  • Tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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