Edited By Wolfgang Georg Arlt
About the authors
Wolfgang Georg Arlt FRGS (M.A. in Sinology and PhD in Political Sciences at FU Berlin), is the founder and director of the COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute, based in Heide/Holstein and Beijing. He has been engaged in European-Chinese business and tourism relations for 35 years and visited the People’s Republic of China more than 100 times, starting in 1978. His current academic position is professor for international tourism management at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences, Germany, being also a visiting professor at several Chinese and European universities and fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (UK), research fellow of the APC for Leisure Studies at Zhejiang University and former research fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. He has published widely on China’s outbound tourism included the seminal Routlegde monograph “China’s Outbound Tourism” (2006) and other publications in English, Chinese, and German. Prof. Dr. Arlt is co-editor of the series “Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Management und Tourismus”. Benjamin Taunay (PhD in Geography) is currently a lecturer at the University of Angers (France) and a visiting fellow at the University of Ningbo (China). After writing a thesis on Chinese domestic tourism, he began investigating the evolution of Chinese international tourism destinations and mobility as postdoctorate research. In using an interdisciplinary approach, he currently analyses the relationship between contemporary Chinese society and tourism, as well as spatial mutations caused by this phenomenon in full growth, both within China and abroad. Daniel Tomàs Gaimundiz studied Contemporary...
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