Tourism Industry and High Speed Rail - Is There a Linkage: Evidence from China’s High Speed Rail Development
18 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2012
Date Written: August 9, 2012
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
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