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The Hospitality and Tourism Industry in China
New Growth, Trends, and Developments

Edited By

Jinlin Zhao

ISBN 9781774631447
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
382 Pages 22 Color & 30 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Here is an insightful look into the great changes in the hospitality and tourism industry in China in recent years. The steady growth of the GDP in China, the increasing middle-income population, lifestyle changes of the Chinese people, and fast infrastructure development (speed trains, airports, highways, and seaports, linking many mega cities, mid-level cities, and townships) have all had a significant effect on the Chinese hospitality industry, which is booming in China. With much more money in their pockets, the Chinese are spending more than 60% of their disposable income on food and travel. International food and hotel chains have responded by increasing their presence in China, and in turn, new domestic restaurant and hotel chains have sprung up to compete for the business. With chapters by scholars from various universities in China and the United States, these issues and more are covered in this new volume. Readers will gain a true understanding of the current development of Chinese hospitality and tourism industry.


Table of Contents

Budget Hotels in China: Recent Development, Changes, and Challenges

Lianping Ren

Co-Creating Value with Chinese Hotel Owners: Based on Governance Mechanism Theory

Bo Qu

Development of International Brand Hotels on Hainan Island

Xiangxiang Xie

The Expansions of Chinese Companies in the Foreign Hospitality Industry

Kun Yang and Jinlin Zhao

Chinese Hotel Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As)

Nan Hua and Huiming Gu

New Developments of the Chinese Restaurant Industry

Jinlin Zhao and Mohan Song

E-Tourism Evolutionary Effect: Studying E-Tourism in China

Beiqi Shi

The Development and Change of the Cruise Industry in China over the Decade (2006–2016)

Xinliang Ye

Profile and Trend of the Exhibition Industry in China

Qiuju Luo

Tourism Higher Education in China: Profile and Issues

Zhangxin Yin and Fang Meng

Leisure Agriculture and Rural Tourism Development in China (2006–2016)

Hong Xu, Xinying Ma, and Conglin Zhao

A Review of Studies on China Tourism Destination Competitiveness During the Past Decade

Jingna Wang

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Jinlin Zhao, PhD, is a Professor, Director of Graduate Program, and Director of Asia and Pacific Development at the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, USA. He has been a visiting professor at several universities, such as Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Macao City University, and Jinan University. In 2015, he was named “Municipal International Scholar” by the Shanghai Education Commission at the Shanghai Institute of Tourism. He was named a “Fulbright Specialist” by the Fulbright Foundation, USA, and was invited to teach at Northern University of Denmark in 2016. He was co-editor of several books, including Handbook of Hospitality Strategic Management and Tourism Destination Management: Principles and Practice. He has published many articles and book chapters and has given more than 70 presentations at international hospitality conferences.


“For anyone interested in China tourism, this book is a ‘must read’ as it provides an updated and excellent exposition of the Chinese hospitality and tourism industry with a focus on development of its various sectors—past, present, and future.”
—Professor John Ap, Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao