University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

How competitive is Hong Kong against its competitors? An econometric study

Li, Gang, Song, H, Cao, Zheng and Wu, DC (2013) How competitive is Hong Kong against its competitors? An econometric study Tourism Management, 36 (1). pp. 247-256.

Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (456kB)
Text (licence)

Download (33kB)


This study utilizes almost ideal demand system (AIDS) models to examine Hong Kong’s competitiveness as an international tourist destination in comparison with its competitors. The empirical findings of the study shed new light on the destination competitiveness literature and demonstrate that a destination’s competitiveness should be examined from a market-specific perspective. The results also suggest that Hong Kong is more competitive than Macau, particularly in terms of its ability to attract Australian and mainland Chinese tourists, while price elasticity calculations suggest Singapore and South Korea are more competitive than Hong Kong.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Song, H
Wu, DC
Date : 18 January 2013
DOI : 10.1016/j.tourman.2012.11.019
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2013. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 01 Oct 2013 10:41
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 16:47

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800