The Appropriate Scale of the Tourism Circle Based on Spatial Measurement

Authors: Yi Wang*, East China Normal University, Shan Li, East China Normal University
Topics: China
Keywords: tourism circle,impact factor,spatial spillover effect,spatial correlation, moderate scale
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM
Room: Congressional A, Omni, West
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Since the 21st century, it has become an indisputable fact that the global tourism industry has developed rapidly and has gradually become a key industry. With the continuous deepening of regional tourism cooperation, the spatial effect of tourism flow has begun to emerge. In order to achieve an efficient tourism spillover effect and meet the current high demand for tourism in various regions, it is crucial to explore the appropriate scale of the tourism circle.
Under such a background, it is worth pondering whether there is a potential influencing factor in the changes in tourism flows, whether there is a critical point in the increase in the number of tourist circles, and whether there is a threshold for the expansion of the scale of tourism circles.
Based on this, this paper takes 341 prefecture-level units in mainland China as the research area. The data is the basis of research, introducing the spatial weight matrix, using spatial measurement and geographic modeling methods to explore the spillover effects of tourism flows in China and the appropriate size of the tourism circle. Through exploring this paper, the following results are obtained: 1.Economic foundation, tourism attraction, natural conditions and transportation facilities are the four major factors affecting domestic tourism spillover effects; 2.Inter-regional tourism flows have spatial correlation and regional dependence;3.From the scale of the Chinese mainland to determine the appropriate size of the tourism circle, that is, the most appropriate and efficient tourism circle should contain 6-11 cities.

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