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Maintaining competitiveness of aviation hub: Empirical evidence of visitors to China via Hong Kong by air transport

Tsui, Kan Wai Hong; Yuen, Andrew Chi-Lok; Fung, Michael Ka Yiu

Current issues in tourism. Volume 21:Issue 11 (2018); pp 1260-1284 -- Channel View Books/Multilingual Matters -- Routledge

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  • Title:
    Maintaining competitiveness of aviation hub: Empirical evidence of visitors to China via Hong Kong by air transport
  • Author: Tsui, Kan Wai Hong;
    Yuen, Andrew Chi-Lok;
    Fung, Michael Ka Yiu
  • Found In: Current issues in tourism. Volume 21:Issue 11 (2018); pp 1260-1284
  • Journal Title: Current issues in tourism
  • Subjects: Tourism--Environmental aspects--Periodicals; Tourism--Social aspects--Periodicals; Travel--Periodicals; Hong Kong's competitiveness--transit hub--tourism development--air transport capacity--trade volumes--visitors to China by air; Dewey: 338.479105
  • Rights: legaldeposit
  • Publication Details: Channel View Books/Multilingual Matters
    Routledge
  • Abstract: Abstract :

    Prior studies have not extensively researched and explored the key determinants (aviation and tourism attributes) that could affect Hong Kong's competitiveness as a transit hub for international visitors using Hong Kong as a stopover to Chinese cities when travelling by air. This study adds to that knowledge to empirically investigate Hong Kong's eight major tourist source markets (Germany, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the UK, and the US), and also provides an insight to policy-makers in Hong Kong to help them understand the factors that influence Hong Kong's aviation hub competitiveness and tourism development. The findings of the study suggest that increased air transport capacity from foreign countries and Hong Kong to China, trade volumes between China and its trading partners, air transport costs, and the global financial crisis are the key factors affecting the number of visitors to China by air passing through Hong Kong as their preferred stopover. The policy implications of the findings are discussed.


  • Identifier: System Number: LDEAvdc_100064978199.0x000001; Journal ISSN: 1368-3500; 10.1080/13683500.2017.1312686
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store

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