Resources Science ›› 2017, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (2): 303-313.doi: 10.18402/resci.2017.02.12

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Spatial structure analysis of tourism resource attraction in Chengdu

Fengrui JING(), Hu SUN(), Chao YUAN   

  1. College of Tourism and Environment,Shaanxi Normal University,Xi’an 710119,China
  • Received:2016-09-20 Revised:2016-11-25 Online:2017-02-25 Published:2017-02-20


Tourism resource attraction can reflect the characteristics of urban tourism spatial structure characteristics. Taking Chengdu as an example,we establish a tourism resource attraction evaluation system based on multivariate data,and evaluate the attraction of its tourism resources. We discuss the characteristics of tourism attraction spatial structure and reveal influencing factors via kernel density estimation and spatial autocorrelation. Some suggestions are proposed for optimizing the tourism spatial structure in Chengdu from the perspective of tourism attraction. We found that the overall tourism attraction pattern in Chengdu follows the city center > whole city > rest of the city,and there are obvious differences between different tourism resources. Tourism attraction density is uneven;the main urban area and Dujiangyan are high-value regions while other places are opposite. There are spatial agglomeration phenomena between different tourism resource points and different districts. Tourism resource attraction is significantly related with regional population density,resource density and other factors. According to our results we put forward some suggestions for tourism resource development in Chengdu across two aspects:core-periphery geographical theory and growth pole theory. Suggestions are simple but practical. First,related management organization ought to develop new natural,human and leisure tourism resources with high quality in densely populated areas because population factors are a key index that influences regional tourism resource attraction. Second,in order to improve agglomeration effects and achieve centralized development,it would be better to increase the density of tourism resources in some areas. Third,related organizations are supposed to develop new centers of tourism resource attraction. New attraction centers have improved effects on local economies,culture,environment and infrastructure.

Key words: tourism resource attraction, spatial structure, multivariate data, Chengdu