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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

ISSN: 0959-6119

Online from: 1989

Subject Area: Tourism and Hospitality

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The impact of SARS on Hong Kong’s tourism industry


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Title:The impact of SARS on Hong Kong’s tourism industry
Author(s):Ray Pine, (Professor at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China.), Bob McKercher, (Associate Head, at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China.)
Citation:Ray Pine, Bob McKercher, (2004) "The impact of SARS on Hong Kong’s tourism industry", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 16 Iss: 2, pp.139 - 143
Keywords:Airlines, Diseases, Hong Kong, Hotels, Tourism
Article type:Case study
DOI:10.1108/09596110410520034 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) first appeared in February 2002 in China’s Guangdong Province before emerging in neighbouring Hong Kong in late February. The epidemic had a negatively profound impact on tourism around the world, with particularly strong impacts on countries in South-East Asia. This paper will present a brief SARS chronology with critical events or impacts on Hong Kong’s tourism industry.



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