Big Data for Big Insights: Quantifying the Adverse Effect of Air Pollution on the Tourism Industry in China

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorFan, Wenjieen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yijingen_US
dc.contributor.authorUpreti, Bikesh Rajen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Yongen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Hongxiuen_US
dc.contributor.authorFan, Weien_US
dc.contributor.authorLim, Eric T. K.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool Services, BIZen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Information and Service Managementen
dc.contributor.organizationHong Kong Polytechnic Universityen_US
dc.contributor.organizationTampere Universityen_US
dc.contributor.organizationUniversity of New South Walesen_US
dc.contributor.organizationUniversity of Queenslanden_US
dc.descriptiondoi: 10.1177/00472875211047272
dc.description.abstractAdverse meteorological conditions and air pollution resulting from human activities, such as extreme weather and smog, adversely affect the global tourism industry. However, such impacts are difficult to quantify. This study strives to quantify the adverse impact of air pollution on foreign tourists? revisiting behaviors to China by analyzing large numbers of TripAdvisor reviews. The study first identifies travelers affected by air pollution through analyzing their reviews. It then employs propensity score matching technique to detect a matching group of travelers with identical characteristics who did not report air-pollution-related issues in reviews. By estimating their respective likelihoods of revisiting, our results indicate that travelers who encountered air pollution during their trips are 92.857% less likely to revisit a specific city and 93.421% less likely to revisit China. Our study enriches the tourism literature by quantifying the adverse impact of air pollution on a country?s inbound tourism using big data.en
dc.description.versionPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.citationFan, W, Li, Y, Upreti, B R, Liu, Y, Li, H, Fan, W & Lim, E T K 2022, ' Big Data for Big Insights: Quantifying the Adverse Effect of Air Pollution on the Tourism Industry in China ', JOURNAL OF TRAVEL RESEARCH, vol. 61, no. 8, pp. 1947-1966 .
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dc.publisherSAGE Publications Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJOURNAL OF TRAVEL RESEARCHen
dc.subject.keywordbig dataen_US
dc.subject.keywordair pollutionen_US
dc.subject.keyworddestination imageen_US
dc.subject.keywordcountry imageen_US
dc.subject.keywordrevisit behavioren_US
dc.titleBig Data for Big Insights: Quantifying the Adverse Effect of Air Pollution on the Tourism Industry in Chinaen
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