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How China's Approved Destination Status Policy Spurs and Hinders Chinese Travel Abroad

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  • Shawn Arita

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  • Sumner La Croix

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    (Department of Economics, University of Hawaii-Manoa and University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO))

  • James Mak

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    (Department of Economics, University of Hawaii-Manoa and University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO))

Abstract

China’s “Approved Destination Status (ADS) policy allows citizens of mainland China to take pleasure trips abroad on group package tours to countries that have negotiated and implemented agreements with China. In this paper, we examine the reasons for this unique preferential and incremental travel liberalization system and how it affects mainland Chinese outbound pleasure travel.

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Paper provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 201215.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 09 Aug 2012
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Handle: RePEc:hai:wpaper:201215

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Keywords: Tourism; Chinese Outbound Travel; China Approved Destination Status Policy;

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  1. Shawn Arita & Christopher Edmonds & Sumner La Croix & James Mak, 2009. "The Impact of Approved Destination Status on Chinese Travel Abroad: An Economic Analysis," Working Papers, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics 200918, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics.
  2. Shawn Arita & Sumner La Croix & James Mak, 2012. "How Big? The Impact of Approved Destination Status on Mainland Chinese Travel Abroad," Working Papers, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics 201212, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics.
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