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Tourism-generated Income Distribution in a Poor Rural Community: A Case Study from Shaanxi, China

Zeng, Benxiang, Ryan, Chris, Cui, Xiaoming and Chen, Hui (2015). Tourism-generated Income Distribution in a Poor Rural Community: A Case Study from Shaanxi, China. Journal of China Tourism Research,11(1):85-104.

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Title Tourism-generated Income Distribution in a Poor Rural Community: A Case Study from Shaanxi, China
Author Zeng, Benxiang
Ryan, Chris
Cui, Xiaoming
Chen, Hui
Journal Name Journal of China Tourism Research
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 11
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1938-8160   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84924797542
Start Page 85
End Page 104
Total Pages 20
Place of Publication United States
Publisher Routledge
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Using tourism as an instrument to reduce poverty is an increasingly common policy in developing countries. Based on a case study in China, this paper analyses the effects of tourism on the incomes of a poor community through the use of a survey replicating an earlier work in the same area supported by secondary data sets supplemented by observation. It was found that local households generally benefited from tourism development but may have over-estimated the extra income generated by tourism. The study also identified the existence of substantial barriers that inhibited a greater participation in tourism on the part of local people. One consequence is that the sought for increments to income are not being realised. Additionally, over time, evidence exists of a changing community assessment of the impact of tourism, and with experience of tourism those concerns become more holistic and not solely related to income generation.
Keywords China
tourism impact
pro-poor tourism
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19388160.2014.953281   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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