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International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management
International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management


Special Issue on: "Tourism and Development in China - Key Issues"

Guest Editors:
Miltiadis Lytras, University of Patras, Greece
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, University of Oviedo, Spain
Yu Xiong, Nottingham Trent University, UK

China is a vast land, rich in tourism resources. It has scenic spots and historical sites, spectacular landscapes and colorful and varied national customs. China's continuing economic reforms since 1978 have substantially altered its economic structure, expanding the service sector and in particular the tourist industry. These reforms have generated a spectacular economic growth as well a boom in tourism development. Under these circumstances, the ability of tourism to counteract the uneven development and promote regionally decentralised development in China is a strategic issue. It is also important for the sustainability of regional tourism, which depends on nature conservation and the presence of minority cultures.

This Special Issue deals with issues such as the sustainability of tourism, the convergence and divergence in regional tourism development and economic growth and the ecotourism strategies in China.

Subject Coverage
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Ecotourism
  • Regional economic disparity and tourism development
  • Spatial distribution of tourism in China
  • Tourism and economic growth
  • Tourism and economic growth and sustainable development
  • Tourism development and policies in China
  • Touristic strategies in China
  • Trends in the regional distribution of tourism in China

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

1-2 Page Abstract: 30 April 2007

Submission of Manuscripts: 15 October 2007

Notification to Authors: 15 November 2007

Final Versions Due: 10 December 2007