21 March 2007

Call for papers: Tourism and Development in China - Key Issues

Call for papers: Tourism and Development in China - Key Issues

A special issue of International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management

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.

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
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

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