Author Identifier

Jun Wen

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1110-824X

Document Type

Other

Publication Title

Current Issues in Tourism

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

School

School of Business and Law

RAS ID

31435

Funders

Edith Cowan University - Open Access Support Scheme

Comments

Wen, J., & Wu, M. Y. (2020). How special is special interest tourism–and how special are special interest tourists? A perspective article in a Chinese context. Current Issues in Tourism, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2020.1750575

Abstract

Special interest tourism has emerged as a valuable niche market for tourism destinations in the past decade. However, tourism scholars have generally struggled to answer McKercher and Chan’s [2005. How special is special interest tourism? Journal of Travel Research, 44(1), 21–31] question, ‘How special is special interest tourism?’ Such ambiguity extends to the related enquiry, ‘How special are special interest tourists?’, in attempting to define special interest tourists. This perspective research letter discusses these questions in terms of Chinese outbound tourism. Based upon the reflection of previous research, the authors’ thoughts and ongoing research in this area, knowledge gaps are identified and research directions for scholars who are also interested special interest tourism are offered.

DOI

10.1080/13683500.2020.1750575

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