SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2019, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (11): 1822-1829.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2019.11.017

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Spatio-temporal Characteristics of Coordinated Development Between Tourism Economy and Transportation: A Case of International Culture and Tourism Demonstration Area in South Anhui Province

Wu Lei1,2, Jiao Huafu1(), Ye Lei3   

  1. 1.School of Geography and Tourism, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241003, Anhui, China
    2.Department Twelve, Anhui Urban & Rural Planning and Design Institute, Hefei 230022, Anhui, China;
    3.Center for Modern Chinese City Studies/School of City and Regional Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
  • Received:2018-10-20 Revised:2019-05-08 Online:2019-11-10 Published:2020-01-09
  • Contact: Jiao Huafu
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Fundation of China(41671163)


By constructing tourism economy and transportation integrated evolution index system, coordinated development degree model was employed to analyze the coordinated development between tourism economy and transportation system of International Culture and Tourism Demonstration Area in South Anhui Province. The results showed that: 1) the integrated development level of tourism economy-transportation system from 2000-2014 both rose steadily with similar development rate; 2) the temporal variation of coupling degree between 2 systems kept on high levels with slight fluctuation, indicating that transportation development effectively promoted the development of tourism economy; the whole coupling coordinative degree was in moderate imbalance class and indicated that the coordinated development between the systems remained low; 3) Coupling coordinative degrees of all 7 prefecture-level cities upgraded steadily and were at the same level in the same year; the development levels of the systems shifted from fluctuations to transportation development lagging behind the tourism economy. Finally, we proposed several approaches for the high-quality coordinated development of tourism economy-transportation system from aspects of tourism spatial structure, internal and external transportation, comprehensive tourism and smart tourism.

Key words: tourism economy, transportation, International Culture and Tourism Demonstration Area in South Anhui Province

CLC Number: 

  • K902