Recent tourism and hospitality research in China

Songshan Huang, Cathy Hui-chun Hsu

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Although China's tourism has become a vital part in the world tourism market, little is known internationally about tourism and hospitality research in China. This study reviewed 500 articles published from 2000 to 2005 in China's leading tourism research journal, Tourism Tribune, and provided an overview of China's recent tourism and hospitality research. Content analysis results showed that tourism research themes in China primarily focused on tourism attraction/resources development and management, tourism planning, and tourism industry development issues. Most research under review used a qualitative approach, while 15% of the articles employed some quantitative methods. Articles using advanced statistical techniques were scarce.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-287
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2008


  • China
  • hospitality
  • research
  • Tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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