Tourism Industry and High Speed Rail - Is There a Linkage: Evidence from China’s High Speed Rail Development

18 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2012

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Zhenhua Chen

The Ohio State University-City and Regional Planning

Kingsley E. Haynes

Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

Date Written: August 9, 2012

Abstract

This paper investigates the impact of Chinese high speed rail systems on the tourism industry. Through a multivariate panel analyses, the study confirms that during the period between 1999 and 2010, the emerging high speed rail services do have significant impacts on boosting tourism in China. Provinces with high speed rail services are likely to have approximate 20 percent additional numbers of foreign arrivals and 25 percent greater tourism revenues than provinces without such systems.

Keywords: tourism, high speed rail, China, impact

Suggested Citation

Chen, Zhenhua and Haynes, Kingsley E., Tourism Industry and High Speed Rail - Is There a Linkage: Evidence from China’s High Speed Rail Development (August 9, 2012). GMU School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 2012-14, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2130830 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2130830

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