The Impact of the COVID-19 Epidemic on the Chinese Tourist Industry


  • Zhang Guoqiang Lincoln University College, Wisma Lincoln, No. 12-18, Jalan SS 6/12, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
  • Amiya Bhaumik Lincoln University College, Wisma Lincoln, No. 12-18, Jalan SS 6/12, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
  • Si Zhuanghao Lincoln University College, Wisma Lincoln, No. 12-18, Jalan SS 6/12, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia



The tourism business in China has been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, resulting in extensive limitations on travel, the closure of popular tourist sites, and a substantial decrease in travel demand. The ramifications of these advancements have had a significant impact on the complete tourist value chain, encompassing travel companies, tour operators, hotels, restaurants, and various other service providers in China. The objective of this research is to present a comprehensive analysis of the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Chinese tourism sector, encompassing its economic, social, and environmental aspects. The economic ramifications encompass a decrease in financial inflow, employment reductions, and a diminishment in foreign currency gains. Social impacts include a reduction in cultural exchange, a decline in the number of international visitors, and a reduction in the opportunities for education and personal growth. Environmental impacts include a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and a decline in the pressure on fragile ecosystems. The paper also examines the challenges facing the Chinese tourism industry as it attempts to recover from the pandemic, including the need to rebuild consumer confidence, adapt to new health and safety measures, and develop new business models. The paper concludes that the Chinese tourism industry will need to work closely with governments, international organizations, and other stakeholders to develop a sustainable and resilient recovery plan that takes into account the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of the crisis.


Covid-19, Economy, Tourism Industry, Travel Industry


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How to Cite

Guoqiang, Z., Bhaumik, A. ., & Zhuanghao, S. . (2024). The Impact of the COVID-19 Epidemic on the Chinese Tourist Industry. International Journal on Recent Trends in Business and Tourism (IJRTBT), 7(4), 1-12.


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