Assisting the poor in China through tourism development

A review of research

Benxiang Zeng, Chris Ryan

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    The role of Pro-Poor Tourism has been increasingly studied in China since the 1990s. The research has addressed a broad range of key issues such as the implication of "fu pin lv you" (or TAP to use an English acronym arising from the translation 'Tourism-Assisting the Poor'), governmental roles, local participation and the contribution of rural, natural and cultural resources to TAP. However, there has been a lack of research in some areas such as in the micro-economics of TAP targeting local poor people, quantitative research, case studies and anthropological analysis. This paper reviews Chinese academic literature on pro-poor tourism to provide a clearer picture of current practice and progress in TAP policies and research in China.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)239-248
    Number of pages10
    JournalTourism Management
    Volume33
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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    Zeng, Benxiang ; Ryan, Chris. / Assisting the poor in China through tourism development : A review of research. In: Tourism Management. 2012 ; Vol. 33, No. 2. pp. 239-248.
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