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A critical comparison of tourism policies of Hong Kong and Singapore - An avenue to mutual learning

Wong, Emma and Bauer, Thomas G and Wong, Kwong Keung (2008) A critical comparison of tourism policies of Hong Kong and Singapore - An avenue to mutual learning. International Journal of Tourism Research, 10 (3). pp. 193-206. ISSN 1099-2340

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Abstract

This study examines how mutual learning can potentially enhance the destination competitiveness and sustainability of Hong Kong and Singapore. By comparing the recent tourism policies of the two city states, and by interviewing key government officials, major industrial players, academic experts and representatives of international tourism organisations, it was found that both governments can learn from each other in various aspects. The Hong Kong government can learn from its Singapore counterpart the recognition and proactive support it provides to the industry, its visionary leadership, and its eagerness to learn. At the same time, the Singapore government can learn from Hong Kong in promoting entrepreneurship within the tourism industry

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID16512. tourism, tourism policy, entrepreneurship, leadership, government policy, mutual learning, international cooperation, Hong Kong, Singapore
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1506 Tourism
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Hospitality Tourism and Marketing
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2011 06:17
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2011 06:17
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4052
DOI: 10.1002/jtr.656
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Citations in Scopus: 4 - View on Scopus

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