Journal of Resources and Ecology ›› 2018, Vol. 9 ›› Issue (5): 471-476.DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2018.05.003

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Review of Research on Characteristic Tourism Resources Exploitation in Sichuan Province

LIU Qiongying*   

  1. Leshan Vocational and Technical College, Leshan, Sichuan 614000, China
  • Received:2018-03-01 Revised:2018-07-10 Online:2018-09-30 Published:2018-09-30
  • Contact: * LIU Qiongying, E-mail:;
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (41771192).

Abstract: With the rapid development of tourism in China’s Sichuan Province, research on the development of tourism resources in Sichuan has drawn increasing attention from the academic community. This article briefly reviews three aspects of the literature on the development of tourism resources in Sichuan: a survey and evaluation of Sichuan tourism resources, the development of tourism resources that are characteristic of Sichuan, and the development of tourism resources in Sichuan. The current situation of the development of Sichuan’s tourism resources was considered and seven factors were evaluated: tourism in ancient towns, tourism in ethnic areas, folk tourism, eco-tourism, rural tourism, red tourism and earthquake tourism. The article also addresses the development of tourism resources in Sichuan. Most existing studies of the development of tourism resources in Sichuan are based on applied research; they are deficient in both scope and depth, and cannot serve as a basis for the development of theory. Few studies have focused on market demand for tourism, the establishment of management mechanisms or the development of regional cooperation. In the future, tourism theories like space theory for space competition, RMP analysis theory, cultural ecology theory, and other tourism theories should be closely integrated with the development of tourism resources in Sichuan. Whether the subject matter is sustainable development, market demand, management mechanism construction, regional collaborative development or other concerns, this will allow more systematic, in-depth studies that produce improved results that are both pertinent and realistic.

Key words: characteristic tourism, Sichuan Province, tourism exploitation, tourism resources