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A Case Study on The Systematical Tourism Planning

  • Tsinghua University Development Research Academy, Beijing 100084

Received date: 2000-08-01

  Revised date: 2000-09-01

  Online published: 2000-08-24


That tourism planning is essential and urgent for the rapid growth of in ensuring economic benefit and sustainability is now widely recognized. China has practiced much in the field of tourism planning, but there are still some problems and lack of systematic research on theory. The paper introduces a new concept of tourism planning——Systematic Tourism Planning. The paper advances the theory that tourism planning is actually a systematic one. An underlying concept in Systematic Tourism Planning is that tourism should be viewed as an inter-related system of demand, supply, promotion and support factors. It is important that systematic tourism planning must integrate all these parts of the system, optimize and balance the economic, environmental and social-cultural factors in achieving sustainable development, and must be monitored to ensure that it is accomplishing the objectives and achieving the recommended policy. The paper takes the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region as an example, inquires into its basic contents, process and methodologies for the purpose of establishing and perfecting the theoretical and methodological system of tourism planning. In the end, the author concludes four characteristics of Systematical Tourism Planning.

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LIU Feng . A Case Study on The Systematical Tourism Planning[J]. PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY, 2000 , 19(3) : 237 -243 . DOI: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2000.03.006