Factors Affecting the Performance of Tourism Crowdfunding Projects: An Empirical Study

  • Huiying LiEmail author
  • Zhisheng Wang
  • Bin Fang
  • Yu-Shan Liu
Conference paper


This study illustrates those determinants affecting the performance of crowdfunding in the tourism field through an empirical study. Drawing on a dataset of 1701 projects from an online global tourism crowdfunding website, this study identifies a series of factors that influence fundraising performance. This study indicates that the information quality and charity orientation of the projects are associated with the performance of tourism crowdfunding, and that social networks established by backers or pledgers are related to the success of tourism crowdfunding projects. In addition, we find that all-or-nothing projects with a smaller goal, a greater trip rating, and more backers will have a better fundraising performance. These results offer insights into the frontiers of tourism crowdfunding and shed light on the general ways for project creators to obtain more funds in their crowdfunding projects for travel.


Tourism crowdfunding Social network Quality of information Charitable funding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huiying Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zhisheng Wang
    • 2
  • Bin Fang
    • 3
  • Yu-Shan Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ManagementXiamen UniversityXiamenChina
  2. 2.College of Business AdministrationHuaqiao UniversityXiamenChina
  3. 3.School of ManagementHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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