Author: Mao, Xin Sophie
Title: Yantai backpacker tourism development exploration
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2007
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations.
Backpacking -- Social aspects.
Backpacking -- China -- Yantai (Shandong Sheng)
Tourism -- China -- Yantai (Shandong Sheng)
Department: School of Hotel and Tourism Management
Pages: 68 leaves : maps ; 30 cm.
Language: English
Abstract: Backpacker tourism in global tourism is a new tourism form that has been greatly entering into the enhancement of the tourism industry (O'Reilly, 2006). Previous researches manifested that the backpackers not only encouraged host people pursuing the tourism business but also brought more economic and non-economic benefits to the host communities than mass tourists. From the aspect of destination market development, this study is aimed at explore the readiness of that city of Yantai, in the north of China, to become a backpacker destination. The research method mainly employed qualitative semi-structure interviews. The conclusion indicates that Yantai has the potential to become a backpacker secondary destination but it is too soon to pursue the backpacker business in the community at the present time.
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