Impacts of new transportation technology on tourism-related industries—the taiwan high speed rail

Wei Ching Wang*, Ling Shang Chou, Chung Chi Wu

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Abstract

In Taiwan, domestic tourism is a major component of all tourism activity. This paper takes Taiwan's High Speed Rail (HSR), which was established in 2006, as an example to illustrate the influence of transportation improvement on domestic tourism. With the establishment of HSR, vast changes in the travel style of tourists have occurred, requiring changes in the operation of tourism-related businesses such as tour operators, travel agencies, domestic aviation, as well as in tourism destinations. The significant impacts of the transportation system on tourists' travel styles and tourism-related industries are illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Leisure Journal
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Domestic tourism
  • High speed rail
  • Taiwan
  • Tourism
  • Transportation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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