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Improving Subjective Well-being of Chinese Rural ResidentsThe most recent Chinese literature about rural resident's subjective well-being focused on the population of children and senior residents (e.
Improving the Subjective Well-being of USA ResidentsAccording to the study of Allen et al., (1998), USA rural resident's overall subjective well-being is influenced by seven factors: public services, economics, environment, medical services, citizen involvement, formal education, and recreation services.
DifferencesBased on the literature about rural tourism in US and China, I identified the differences between the two countries in these aspects: 1) main forms of tourism; 2) rural tourism management and marketing; 3) role of government; 4) socio-economic condition of rural areas; 5) connection with QOL.
Concept of Quality of Life (QOL)The concept of QOL has been discussed in different disciplines. In health science, QOL is commonly defined as the way in which physical, emotional and social well-being is affected by a disease or its treatment (Calvert & Freemantle, 2003).
The increased availability of AR applications provides destinations, attractions and tourism organizations more opportunities to enhance visitor experience (Han, Jung & Gibson, 2014). Although more and more destinations and attractions are incorporating the AR technology into the overall visiting experience, it is unclear yet whether this approach really increases the attractiveness of the place and brings more visitors.
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