PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2010, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (4): 403-410.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2010.04.003

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Progress and Prospects of Studies on Grassland Tourism in China

LV Jun1,2, WU Bihu1   

  1. 1. Center for Recreation and Tourism Research, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China;
    2. Deparment of Tourism, Inner Mongolia Finance and Economy College, Inner Mongolia, Hohhot 010051, China
  • Received:2009-09-01 Revised:2010-02-01 Online:2010-04-24 Published:2010-04-24


The development of grassland tourism is gradually becoming a hot topic in China, and research literature is constantly emerging. Since the 1990s, the studies have mainly focused on subjects such as tourism development strategies, tourism economics, regional tourism resource development, management of tourism destinations, effect of tourism on the environment, general theories of tourism resources, products sold to tourists, tourism aesthetics, tourism culture, destinations marketing, souvenirs, and tourism laws. The above-mentioned studies are time specific, and the authors study mostly the areas where they live. The previous studies focus excessively on the same topics, using qualitative description as the dominant method. Tourism research methods need to be standardized, and more attention should be paid to the intersections of multiple disciplines. Furthermore, research should be done in more detail but in more different directions.

Key words: appraisal of the current situation, grassland tourism, prospects, study content