PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2010, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (10): 1249-1255.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2010.10.013

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Spatial-Temporal Features of Inter-province Tourism In China

WANG Liangjian, LI Jingjing, CHEN Jinlong   

  1. College of Economy and Trade, Hunan University, Changsha 410079, China
  • Online:2010-10-25 Published:2010-10-25


Based on Kernel density estimates and Markov Chains methods, by introducing spatial factors into the analysis framework, China’s provincial internal and inbound tourism development (1999-2008) dynamics are studied. The results from temporal dynamics suggest that there is the evidence of club convergence. Majority of low-income areas of tourism and a small number of high-income areas of tourism coexist for a long time. From the spatial perspective, we find that both internal and inbound tourism regional income are partly influenced by proximity effects and there is a trend towards the development level of neighbors. But the dynamic trends of the internal and inbound tourism are not always the same.

Key words: Kernel density estimates, Markov Chains, tourism, China