PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2012, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (6): 799-807.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2012.06.017

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A Literature Review of Second Residence Tourism: Implication on Mobility Analysis

WU Yuefang1,2, XU Honggang1   

  1. 1. School of Tourism Management Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China;

    2. Foshan Polytechnic College, Foshan 528137, China
  • Received:2011-07-01 Revised:2011-10-01 Online:2012-06-25 Published:2012-06-25

Abstract: The development of second residences and second residence tourism emerges from the macro background of greater mobility and diverse residential choices in post-modern cities. New residential space and physical landscape are created and reshaped by the newly established second residence communities, which in the meantime significantly influence the motivation, perception and behavior of both the residents and tourists in the generating region and destination. The social, cultural and environmental status in the urban areas is experiencing constant changes.
From the perspective of mobility, second residence-related mobility can be placed in the broad spectrum from temporary travelling to permanent migration. It is a typical pattern of seasonal migration, which is as changeable as that of individual’s encountering and life path. In the meantime, it provides a new angle of view to investigate into the consumption-oriented tourism migration, in contrast with production-led tourism mobility. However, due to the difficulty in getting access to second residences and the lack of statistics, investigations into second residence tourism and related consequences are still invisible in Chinese scholars’gaze. Based on the analytical framework of mobility, this paper reviews the research development of second residences and second residence tourism from both overseas and domestic scopes. An analytical framework of mobility is constructed with the composition of tourist in-flowing region, tourist out-flowing region, tourism transit and macro background. Further research potentials were also examined in this paper while suggestions were given about alternative data and the change of methodology.

Key words: literature review, mobility framework, prospect, second residence