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Air Quality in Hong Kong: A Study of the Perception of International Visitors

Air Quality in Hong Kong: A Study of the Perception of International Visitors This paper reports on a study of the views of 1304 international travellers about their perception of air quality in Hong Kong. Findings indicated that the respondents generally did not perceive the air quality in Hong Kong as a concern when they chose to travel; they had a neutral view of this issue. However, after their visit they considered Hong Kong's air quality in both indoor and outdoor environments as worse than in their home countries. Many visitors were willing to pay an additional departure tax to fund improvements. The findings of this study have implications for decision-makers in formulating more sustainable planning policies to deal with this important environmental issue. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Sustainable Tourism Taylor & Francis

Air Quality in Hong Kong: A Study of the Perception of International Visitors

Journal of Sustainable Tourism , Volume 15 (4): 12 – Jul 15, 2007
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Taylor & Francis
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1747-7646
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0966-9582
DOI
10.2167/jost637.0
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Abstract

This paper reports on a study of the views of 1304 international travellers about their perception of air quality in Hong Kong. Findings indicated that the respondents generally did not perceive the air quality in Hong Kong as a concern when they chose to travel; they had a neutral view of this issue. However, after their visit they considered Hong Kong's air quality in both indoor and outdoor environments as worse than in their home countries. Many visitors were willing to pay an additional departure tax to fund improvements. The findings of this study have implications for decision-makers in formulating more sustainable planning policies to deal with this important environmental issue.

Journal

Journal of Sustainable TourismTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 15, 2007

Keywords: air quality; Hong Kong; international visitors

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