Ethics of Chinese & western tourists in Hong Kong

Tolkach, Denis, Pratt, Stephen, and Zeng, Christine Y.H. (2017) Ethics of Chinese & western tourists in Hong Kong. Annals of Tourism Research, 63. pp. 83-96.

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The potential for tension between tourists and residents due to tourist behaviour is rising. In such environment, understanding tourists’ ethical judgments of different scenarios is important. This study asks tourists and residents to ethically evaluate five different scenarios, using a multidimensional ethics scale and rate the likelihood they are to engage in these scenarios while at home and on vacation. An intercept survey of 1827 questionnaires were collected from Hong Kong residents, Mainland Chinese and Western tourists. Teleological ethical theories may justify actions that are deemed ethically inappropriate by deontology or ethics of justice. Western tourists are more likely to engage in unethical behaviour on holidays than at home. For Mainland Chinese visitors, the opposite is true.

Item ID: 63277
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-7722
Keywords: ethics, relativism, multidimensional ethics scale, scenario, Hong Kong
Copyright Information: © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2020 19:09
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350806 Tourist behaviour and visitor experience @ 60%
50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5003 Philosophy > 500306 Ethical theory @ 40%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 60%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies @ 40%
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