A model of tourism crowding management at cultural sites in China
Qian, Jin, and Pearce, Philip L. (2009) A model of tourism crowding management at cultural sites in China. Proceedings of the 2009 8th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students Research in Tourism . 2009 8th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students Research in Tourism , 8 - 10 July 2009, Seoul, Korea .
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Tourism crowding management is an important part of sustainable development at tourist attractions. This study seeks to develop a tourism crowding management model for cultural attraction sites in China. Three kinds of studies were used to construct the model. The three studies, which were designed using quantitative and qualitative techniques, were undertaken in Xi’an, western China. In the first two studies the actual numbers of visitors at component parts of five tourist attractions were recorded. Next, visitor responses to these kinds of levels of crowding were assessed. In the third study senior managers were interviewed and asked to explain their approaches to crowding management. Taken together the information collected from the three studies helped build a model which plots the driving forces shaping tourism crowding at cultural sites.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)|
|Keywords:||crowding model; China attractions; perceptions; strategies; Golden weeks; crowding; cultural sites; visitors’ perceptions; management activities; crowding norms|
|FoR Codes:||15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||27 Apr 2010 16:40|
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