Political Travel Constraint: The Role of Chinese Popular Nationalism

Haworth Press Inc.
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Journal Article
Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 2017, 34 (3), pp. 383 - 397
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This study conceptualized a new type of political travel constraint by examining the role that popular nationalism has on Chinese outbound travel. Using a case study approach based on the 2012 Diaoyu/Senkaku Island Incident between China and Japan, the study demonstrates how Chinese popular nationalism has the potential to shape the geopolitical environment of all outbound Chinese tourism. The study proposes a new model that can be used to illustrate how popular nationalism may affect bilateral tourism in other settings. Findings of this study offer important insights for both scholars and pra
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