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A Study of Different Types of Air Pollutants on the Efficiency of China’s Hotel Industry

by Xiaoying Guo 1, Wei Wei 2, Yang Li 1,3,* and Lei-Ya Wang 4
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Department of International Economics and Trade, School of Economics, Tianjin University of Commerce, Tianjin 300134, China
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Department of Economics, School of Economics, Tianjin University of Commerce, Tianjin 300134, China
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New Huadu Business School, Minjiang University, Fuzhou 350108, China
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Institute of Business and Management, National University of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(22), 4319; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16224319
Received: 30 August 2019 / Revised: 30 October 2019 / Accepted: 5 November 2019 / Published: 6 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Environmental Health)
This study focuses on visible and invisible air pollutants and their impacts on China’s hotel industry. Overall, visible air pollutants may block the sights and sceneries and worsen the quality of visitors’ sensory experiences, and invisible air pollutants are unlikely to result in the same perceptions and sensations. Hence, different types of air pollutants may have various impacts on the hotel industry’s operational performance. We employed a bootstrapped truncated regression model to investigate whether different types of air pollutants had distinctive impacts on the hotel industry. The dataset consisted of 31 provinces of China for the period 2012–2015. Empirical results indicate that visible air pollutants significantly decrease the operational efficiency of China’s hotel industry, while invisible air pollutants insignificantly affect the hotel industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: Data envelopment analysis (DEA); visible air pollutant; invisible air pollutant; China’s hotel industry; bootstrapped truncated regression Data envelopment analysis (DEA); visible air pollutant; invisible air pollutant; China’s hotel industry; bootstrapped truncated regression
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Guo, X.; Wei, W.; Li, Y.; Wang, L.-Y. A Study of Different Types of Air Pollutants on the Efficiency of China’s Hotel Industry. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4319.

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