PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2013, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (3): 486-496.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2013.03.018

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Simulation of dynamic development of a business tourism city——A case study of Suzhou Industrial Park

WANG Degen1, SONG Yuqin2, LIU Changxue3   

  1. 1. Tourism Department of Suzhou University, Suzhou 215123, China;
    2. Tourism Department of Suzhou Tourism & Finance Institute, Suzhou 215104, China;
    3. Education and Human Science Department of Suzhou Vocational University, Suzhou 215019, China
  • Received:2012-08-01 Revised:2012-12-01 Online:2013-03-25 Published:2013-03-25

Abstract: Business tourism is in a trend of worldwide fast-paced development, and it has been listed as one of the key specialty tourisms to develop in China. Business destinations are the important cornerstones for the development of business tourism; construction and development of business destinations has become a hot research topic. In this article, based on system dynamics theory, we selected the impact factors such as population, economy, business tourism, environment and technology, and created a system dynamic model for the development of a business destination city. Taking Suzhou Industrial Park as a case study, we simulated and evaluated the trend of its dynamic development from 2006 to 2020.The results indicated that the dynamic development of a business tourism city is a very interactive system from within. Each subsystem maintains a growth momentum during the time period of simulation, but the growth rate varies in different subsystems. The trends and growth rates of the internal factors in each subsystem have similarities and differences.

Key words: business tourism urban, Suzhou Industrial Park, system dynamics