Title: Empirical study on relationship between informatisation and development of tourism in China

Authors: Lifen Yao; Ruyin Long; Qingchen Li

Addresses: School of Management, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, 221116, China; School of Tourism, Hebei University of Economics and Business, Shijiazhuang, 050061, China. ' School of Management, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, 221116, China. ' Institute of Geographical Sciences, Hebei Academy of Science, Shijiazhuang, 050021, China

Abstract: The relationship between informatisation and tourism tops the agenda of the economics research. In this paper, cointegration analysis, error correction model, and Granger causality estimation were used to test the relationship of China's informatisation and tourism, based on the data from 1994 to 2010. The empirical test showed that although the short-run fluctuation exists, there is a stable equilibrium relation between China's informatisation and tourism in the long run. In addition, on the comparison between international and domestic tourism, it concluded that the informatisation plays more significant role in promoting domestic tourism than international tourism.

Keywords: informatisation; tourism development; cointegration test; error correction modelling; services technology; causality estimation; China; telecommunications; information technology; tourism management; management information systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTM.2012.049017

International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 2012 Vol.18 No.1/2, pp.33 - 45

Available online: 09 Sep 2012 *

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