PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2012, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (10): 1407-1412.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2012.10.019

• Original Articles • Previous Articles    

A Review of Tourism Cluster Research

WANG Run1,2, LIU Jiaming1   

  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
  • Received:2011-10-01 Revised:2012-03-01 Online:2012-10-25 Published:2012-10-25

Abstract: After cluster theory was put forward, cluster research has become popular in many industry fields. Tourism cluster is one of these fields. Tourism cluster research has been involved in conception, cluster types, necessary conditions, level of network, and mechanism of development so far. Literature research is also concerned with it; however, there have been fewer research papers to cover the new trends in tourism cluster. Contrast to academic research, practice in tourism research in China is increasingly common. This paper, based on the new literature on tourism cluster at home and abroad, makes a more detailed review and analysis of study focuses. Finally, the authors briefly discuss the enlightenment from clusters research and domestic tourism clusters studies.

Key words: agglomeration mechanism, contributing factors of clusters, tourism cluster