Research note: Assessment index of international tourism hubs

Tongqian Zou, Fang Meng, Hengyun Li, Pei Zhang, Yaqing Ren

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An assessment index of international tourism hubs is developed based on a comprensive literature review. The index includes 49 indicators covering three primary functions: gathering and distributing; transferring; and management and service. The study surveyed a panel of 15 tourism experts and applied the analytical hierarchy process to determine the importance weight of each indicator in the assessment index. Data were transformed to have dimensionless quantities for assessment indicators. Strategic and managerial implications and suggestions are provided based on the results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-330
Number of pages7
JournalTourism Economics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

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  • AHP analysis
  • Assessment index
  • International tourism hub

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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