A Study on Relationship between Foreign Openness Degree and Inbound Tourism Development in China

Gennian Sun, Yafen Han, Lixin Yu


Foreign Opening Degree is an important factor impacts the development of inbound tourism. In this paper, a demonstration analysis is made from the view of time serial, regional difference and case study, the results are follows: with the higher degree of opening door policy from 1985 to 2005, China’s inbound tourism has been growing and dependence of 5 key indicators are all over 0.79 and showed very good relevance at several turning points; furthermore, with the statistics of 2002, the relationship between the opening degrees of 31 provinces and their inbound tourism market shares are positive relevance, of which, Guangdong, Beijing, Shanghai, Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shandong and Liaoning are both inbound tourism advanced and economy exotic provinces; finally, a comparison study of 15 years of Shaanxi and Shandong Provinces is made to retell the same result.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ijbm.v3n1p62

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