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Introduction: Omnibus Tourism Survey in Hong Kong

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Parallel with the economic development in most Asia Pacific countries, tourist arrivals to the region have increased rapidly in the past two decades. Although there was a setback in 1997 due to the economic downturn, the region has recently regained its popularity among international tourists. At the time of writing this report, we are pleased to note that arrivals in 1999 stood at 11 million, which has broken the records set before the economic downturn. To ensure a competitive edge over other destinations, researchers need to be more proactive, not only in the search for tourism-related knowledge but also in the application and diffusion of such knowledge in the region.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Department of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Publication date: December 1, 2000

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  • Pacific Tourism Review is designed to meet the needs of the fastest growing tourism region. The tremendous changes in outbound and inbound travel patterns occurring in the wider Pacific area and their associated effects on the economy and environment demand a publication that specifically focuses on this area. Pacific Tourism Review aspires to advance excellence in tourism research, promote high-level tourism education, and nourish cultural awareness in all sectors of the tourism industry by integrating industry and academic perspectives. Its international and interdisciplinary nature ensures that the needs of those interested in Pacific tourism are served by documenting industry practices, discussing tourism policy and planning issues, providing a forum for primary research and critical examinations of previous research, and by chronicling changes in tourism patterns throughout the Pacific region.

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