The perceived risks of traveling to mainland China: Evidence from university students in Hong Kong

Sau Yee Ada Lo, Pak Hong Dickson Cheng

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This study investigates university students' perceptions of the risks associated with traveling to different regions of China and examines the effects of five risk factors (criminal, health, political, terrorism, and disaster) on their overall perceptions of risk in the region. Furthermore, the relationship between overall perceived risk and intention to visit the region is explored. The results reveal that different types of risk factors are associated with different parts of China. University students consider western China to be the riskiest travel destination of the four economic regions in the country.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-84
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of China Tourism Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • China
  • Perceived risk
  • Students
  • Tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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