SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2010, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (3): 370-376.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2010.03.370

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Characteristic of Beijing and Shanghai Inbound Tourists Flow Network

WU Jin-feng1, PAN Xu-li2   

  1. 1. Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, Shanxi, 710062;
    2. Xi'an University of Arts and Science, Xi'an, Shanxi, 710065
  • Received:2009-06-01 Revised:2010-05-04 Online:2010-05-20 Published:2010-05-20

Abstract: The holistic and individual structural characteristics of the Beijing and Shanghai inbound tourists flow network was studied using social network analysis. It was found that the large inbound tourists flow network is build up with 11 city-nodes and 24 flow-relations, containing three 1-clique which is no less than 3 nodes and two 2-cliques which is no less than 5 nodes. Its density is 0.218 and its centralization is 0.400. The small inbound tourists network is build up with 14 city-nodes and 46 flow-relations, containing one 1-clique which is no less than 4 nodes and two 2-cliques which is no less than 6 nodes. Its density is 0.253 and its centralization is 0.566. Three conclusions had been obtained:① The compact intersection level of the Jing and Hu inbound tourists flow network is lower and unevenly distributed. ② The nodes composed the network are polarized into central nodes and fringe nodes evidently. ③There are evident cliques in the Beijing and Shanghai inbound tourists flow network. Two suggestions are put forward: ①The government should take actions to avoid the inbound tourists flow concentrating in few core cities and give correct guidance.② Cities should find out their position in the inbound tourists network and constitute good relationships with those core cities and make an alliance with them.

CLC Number: 

  • F590