PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2011, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (6): 760-765.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2011.06.015

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Industrial Structure and Competitive Strength of Guangdong International Tourism Based on SSA

GE Jun1,2, 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:2010-10-01 Revised:2011-02-01 Online:2011-06-25 Published:2011-06-25

Abstract: Based on Guangdong and national statistical yearbooks (2001-2008), this paper analyzes the industrial structure of Guangdong international tourism with static and dynamic SSA. The results show that in the Guangdong international tourism industry, accommodation, restaurant and entertainment have a strong competitive strength, while long-distance transport, postal communications and scenic tour do not have. Besides, the upgrade of Guangdong international tourism structure is not clear. The departments that have high demand-income elasticity such as sales, entertainment and postal communications are not upgraded apparently. On the contrary, the industrial structure of the departments that have low demand-income elasticity such as accommodation, transportation and restaurant still have greater contributions to the growth.

Key words: competitive strength, Guangdong Province, industrial structure of tourism, SSA