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Where can tourism-led growth and economy-driven tourism growth occur?

Lin, Vera Shanshan, Yang, Yang and Li, Gang (2018) Where can tourism-led growth and economy-driven tourism growth occur? Journal of Travel Research,.

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Abstract

In this study, we investigate the causal relationships between international tourism growth and regional economic expansion in China, and more importantly, disclose the factors determining the occurrence of these relationships. The empirical results reveal that 10 out of 29 regions experienced tourism-led growth (TLG) during 1978 to 2013, whereas nine regions experienced economic-driven tourism growth (EDTG). Different from the past literature, this study uses Bayesian probit models to unveil the factors influencing these different growth patterns. Our results suggest that regions with less-developed economies, larger economic sizes, and covering larger geographic areas are more likely to experience TLG, and regions with less-developed economies are more likely to experience EDTG as well. Lastly, practical implications are provided.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Lin, Vera Shanshan
Yang, Yang
Li, GangG.Li@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 16 May 2018
DOI : 10.1177/0047287518773919
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 The author(s)
Uncontrolled Keywords : Tourism-led growth; Economic-driven tourism growth; Toda-Yamamoto Granger causality test; Bayesian bivariate probit model
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 04 May 2018 08:32
Last Modified : 01 Nov 2018 11:13
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/846354

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