Urbanization and Tourism Development in China

Jian Ming Luo
Faculty of International Tourism and Management, City University of Macau, Macau, China

Series: Tourism and Hospitality Development and Management
BISAC: BUS081000




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The Chinese government incorporated tourism and urbanization as a key component for economic and social development in the Five-Year National Plan. This book starts with a general introduction to the concept of urbanization and tourism development in the global environment. This is followed by a discussion of urbanization in China and the Guangdong province. Chapter Two is a historical review, focusing on tourism and hotel development in China, particularly in the province of Gurangdong. China’s hotel rating system and influence factors on hotel development are also discussed. In Chapter Three, the definition and measurement of urbanization are discussed through different disciplines and theories, and the related urbanization studies in China are also discussed. In Chapter Four, the relationship of urbanization and tourism development are elaborated, and the effect of urbanization on tourism and hotel development are identified in Chapter Five through a case study. (Imprint: Novinka)




Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Tourism and Hotel Development in China

Chapter 3. Urbanization and Measurement in China

Chapter 4. Urbanization and Tourism Relationship in China

Chapter 5. Case Study

Appendices. Fire-Year Plans of the People's Republic of China


About the Author


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