Beyond the stereotypes: Opportunities in China inbound tourism for second‐tier European destinations

Matias Thuen Jørgensen, Rob Law, Brian Edward King

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Abstract

The existing literature has often represented Chinese tourists in broad and stereotypical ways, as a new generation of bumbling camera‐waving tourists showing minimal regard for the local environments that they encounter. However, as Chinese have become more experienced travellers, they have diversified and changed their behaviours. Among these various changes, an increasing number of Chinese tourists have begun exploring second‐tier destinations. By focussing on Chinese travellers to less visited second‐tier destinations, this paper goes beyond the stereotypical representations of this fast‐maturing market. It illustrates the heterogeneity of Chinese tourism, and its advantages for second‐tier European destinations.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Tourism Research
Vol/bind20
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)488-497
ISSN1099-2340
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2018

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Important note from the Publisher regarding the attached version of the article: "This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Beyond the stereotypes: Opportunities in China inbound tourism for second‐tier European destinations, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/jtr.2198. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions."

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