PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2022, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (2): 214-223.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2022.02.003

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Spatial spillover effect of urban resilience on tourism economy: A case study of the Yangtze River Delta urban agglomeration

FANG Yelin1(), SU Xueqing1,*(), HUANG Zhenfang2, CHENG Xuelan1   

  1. 1. School of Business, Anhui University, Hefei 230601, China
    2. College of Geographic Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China
  • Received:2021-04-26 Revised:2021-09-16 Online:2022-02-28 Published:2022-04-28
  • Contact: SU Xueqing;
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(42171238);National Natural Science Foundation of China(41601142);Natural Science Foundation of Anhui Province(2108085MD125);Humanities and Social Sciences Key Project of Higher Education in Anhui Province, China(SK2019A0014);Philosophy and Social Science Planning Project in Anhui Province, China(AHSKQ2020D64)


Cities provide support for tourism and their resilience level has an important impact on regional tourism development. Based on the panel data of various regions of the Yangtze River Delta urban agglomeration from 2004 to 2018 and the quantitative assessment of urban resilience, the spatial spillover effect of urban resilience on tourism economy was revealed by using the spatial panel Durbin model. The results show that the spatial difference of urban resilience level is significant, but the overall resilience level is on the rise. There is a strong spatial correlation between urban resilience and tourism economy, and urban resilience has a significant spatial spillover effect on tourism economy (ρ=0.444, P<0.01). Among the resilience dimensions, urban economic resilience and urban ecological resilience have positive spillover effects on tourism economy, while urban social resilience and urban engineering resilience have negative spillover effects on tourism economy. In the future, the development of urban tourism needs to pay attention to the level of urban resilience and its spatial spillover effects, and avoid the siphon effect. It is also necessary to strengthen regional exchanges and cooperation in the Yangtze River Delta urban agglomeration to promote the high quality development of tourism economy.

Key words: urban resilience, tourism economy, spillover effect, spatial panel Durbin model, Yangtze River Delta urban agglomeration