Journal of
Hospitality Management and Tourism

  • Abbreviation: J. Hosp. Manage. Tourism
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6575
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHMT
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 60

Full Length Research Paper

Exploring sustainable tourism development in mountainous Guizhou Province, China

Tai-Chee Wong
  • Tai-Chee Wong
  • Guizhou Institute for Urban Economics and Development, Guizhou University of Finance and Economics, Guiyang 550025, China.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 07 May 2014
  •  Accepted: 06 July 2015
  •  Published: 31 August 2015


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