PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2011, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (2): 249-256.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2011.02.015

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Differences of Regional Tourism Development Based on Competitiveness Evaluation: A Case Study of the Three Circles in Eastern Coastal China

WANG Degen1,2,3, CHEN Tian1   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
    3. Tourism Department of Suzhou University, Suzhou 215021, China
  • Received:2010-04-01 Revised:2010-07-01 Online:2011-02-25 Published:2011-02-25

Abstract: Using analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and cluster analysis and establishing a three-level indicator system of regional tourism competitiveness, this paper measures and analyses tourism competitiveness in the three circles economic in eastern coastal region of China. By measuring the differences of tourism competitiveness from the angle of I (O) coefficient, the study reveals the differences of tourism development among the provinces and the three circles in eastern coastal China using 9 secondary indicators, and recognizes the spatial disparity of tourism competitiveness in eastern coastal China, and on the basis of which, tentative countermeasures for implanting and upgrading regional tourism competitiveness are put forward.

Key words: decomposition, differences, eastern coastal China, evaluation indicator system, tourism competitive cabability