Does the belt and road initiative stimulate China’s inbound tourist market? An empirical study using the gravity model with a DID method

Tourism Economics, Ahead of Print. This study examines the influence of the Belt and Road Initiative on China’s inbound tourist market, generated from countries and regions along the Belt and Road, using a gravity model with a difference-in-differences method. Panel data for 2008–2016 indicate that the Belt and Road Initiative has direct and significant positive…

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