Distortions in tourism development in the Dali Autonomous Region, China

Dai, Shanshan, Xu, Honggang, Ding, Peiyi, Scott, Noel and Laws, Eric (2012) Distortions in tourism development in the Dali Autonomous Region, China. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 17 2: 146-163. doi:10.1080/10941665.2011.613207

Author Dai, Shanshan
Xu, Honggang
Ding, Peiyi
Scott, Noel
Laws, Eric
Title Distortions in tourism development in the Dali Autonomous Region, China
Journal name Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1094-1665
Publication date 2012
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10941665.2011.613207
Volume 17
Issue 2
Start page 146
End page 163
Total pages 19
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract This paper presents a tourism destination development sequence for Dali, Yunnan Province, China. The development of Dali highlights limits in the power of the local government as the lead stakeholder, which took a top-down approach to economic development. The government sought to address increasing control of the tourism sector by external tour operators through increasing its own control of local tourism attractions. This approach has been only partially successful in reducing distortions in the tourism channel. The origins of these distortions are described and analysed. A number of additional responses are suggested to improve the local benefits obtained from the inflow of tourists to this new destination area including development of a more market oriented competitive strategy that seeks to co-opt stakeholders into collaborative activities.
Keyword Destination management
Tourism channel management
Distortions in economic benefits
Dependence theory
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Wed, 27 Jul 2011, 21:33:50 EST by Mr Noel Scott on behalf of School of Tourism