City Integration and Tourism Development in the Greater Bay Area, China: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

City Integration and Tourism Development in the Greater Bay Area, China

1st Edition

By Jian Ming Luo, Chi Fung Lam


110 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367259532
pub: 2020-07-02
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City Integration and Tourism Development in the Greater Bay Area, China explores the tourism development related issues of city integration in the Greater Bay Area.


This book starts with a general introduction to the background of the Greater Bay Area in China. Chapter 2 is a historical review, focusing on tourism development in GBA. Chapter 3 introduces the concept of city integration and the profile of GBA. Chapter 4 discusses the effect of city integration on tourism development. Chapter 5 describes the trends of city integration and tourism. Lastly, Chapter 6 is a case study with recommendations for city destination management.


This book is a valuable resource for social science researchers and those in related fields, such as city planners and tourism officers. This book is recommend reading for advanced undergraduate or postgraduate students of urban tourism, tourism economics, and tourism management.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to the Greater Bay Area in China

1.1 City Development in China

1.2 A Profile of the Greater Bay Area in China (GBA)

1.3 Summary

2. History of Tourism Development in the GBA

2.1 Hong Kong: An Asian Destionation

2.2 Macau: World Gaming Destination

2.3 Guangdong Tourism Development

2.4 Summary

3. City Integration in the Greater Bay Area

3.1 Definning of City Integration

3.2 Regional City Integration in the GBA

3.2.1 The Pearl River Delta Metropolitan Region

3.2.2 Hong Kong and Shenzhan

3.2.3 Macau and Zhuhai

3.3 Summary

4. The Impact of City Integration on Tourism Developemt

4.1 The Positive Effect of City Intergation on Tourism Development

4.2 The Negative Effect of City Intergation on Tourism Development

4.3 Summary

5. Trends and Issues of City Integration and Tourism

5.1 The Future of City Integration in China

5.2 Issues Relative of City Integration to Tourism

5.3 Summary

6. Residents’ Attitude Towards City Integration and Tourism Development In The Greater Bay Area

About the Authors

Jian Ming Luo is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of International Tourism and Management at City University of Macau. He has extensive international and multinational tourism working experience. His teaching and research interests focus on urbanization, tourism development, entertainment, and consumer behavior.

Chi Fung Lam worked in several hospitality and tourism industries in a few different countries including Hong Kong and Canada. His research area focuses on tourism demand analysis and economic impacts. His recent publications appeared in several highly prestigious international academic journals.

About the Series

Routledge Focus on Tourism and Hospitality Research

Routledge Focus on Tourism and Hospitality Research presents small books on big topics and how they intersect with the world of tourism and hospitality research. The idea is to fill the gap between journal article and book.This new short form series offers both established and early-career academics the flexibility to publish cutting-edge commentary on the latest research methodologies, applied research, theory construction, literature reviews and skills such as how to get published and how to write a proposal related to tourism and hospitality in a succinct way.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism