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Medical tourism: Chinese maternity tourism to Hong Kong

Cheng, Ka Ming

Current issues in tourism -- Routledge -- Volume: 19 14; (pages 1479-1486) -- 2016

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  • Title:
    Medical tourism: Chinese maternity tourism to Hong Kong
  • Author: Cheng, Ka Ming
  • Found In: Current issues in tourism. Volume 19:Number 14(2016); 20161205; 1479-1486
  • Journal Title: Current issues in tourism
  • Subjects: Tourism Social aspects; Tourism Environmental aspects; Travel; LCSH: Tourism Social aspects; LCSH: Tourism Environmental aspects; LCSH: Travel; Dewey: 338.479105
  • Rights: Licensed
  • Publication Details: Routledge
  • Abstract:

    This paper provides a quantitative approach to investigate the determinants of Chinese maternity tourism (birth tourism) to Hong Kong with an Autoregressive Distribution Lag (ARDL) cointegration methodology with bounds testing of Pesaran, Shin, and Smith (2001) over the period from 1991 to 2011. Specifically, this paper examines the joint effects of the right of abode of Chinese babies born in Hong Kong and the launch of Individual Visit Scheme for Mainland Chinese tourists on maternity tourism to Hong Kong. Empirical results show that persistent growth in income and appreciation of the Chinese yuan lead to a higher demand for maternity tourism.


  • Identifier: Journal ISSN: 1368-3500
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store
    3499.078450
  • UIN: ETOCvdc_100037379790.0x000001

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