JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2014, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (1): 177-188.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2014.01.016

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Progress in Lake Tourism Research and Enlightenment

LU Lin1, YU Hu*2,3   

  1. 1. Center for Tourism and Planning Research, College of Territorial Resources and Tourism, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241003, China;
    2. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    3. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2012-09-19 Revised:2013-04-26 Online:2014-01-20 Published:2014-01-09
  • Contact: 虞虎(1986-),男,安徽太和人,博士研究生,主要研究方向为旅游地理和旅游规划。

Abstract: The theoretical research of lake tourism lags behind the development of its practice, which is in lack of systematic, pertinent research. Its concept system has not been set up and perfected, and the research framework has not been formed. The paper, by adopting the methods of literature analysis and systematic induction, analyzed progress in the study about lake tourism at home and abroad. The result shows that, the foci of the study include the following topics: the resources evaluation and development of lake tourism, lake tourism perception, lake tourism planning and management, tourists' spatial behavior, tourism market, the evolution of lake tourism destinations and the influence of lake tourism. Obvious theoretical and stage characteristics have not been appeared in relevant research at home and abroad, however, there exist greater differences in research time, content and method. International study started about in the 1980s, the content focused on lake tourism perception, planning and management, tourist spatial behavior, tourist market and tourism environmental impact. The special attention was paid to lake tourist and lake tourism impact study. The research field and method are diverse. The domestic research data obtained from the 1990s, which focused on resources evaluation and development research, planning and management, some involving in tourism perception and tourist destination evolution. The key field tends to be relatively simple case analysis which takes the lakes as the background with a single research method. From the situation of lake tourism development and its study status, this paper proposes the following work of lake tourism research, namely, strengthening the functional process and mechanism research of the new development elements, enhancing the study of human-land relationship areal system in lake tourism destination under the condition of tourism development and emphasizing the research of lake tourism destination management under the condition of basin scale. Meanwhile, we should refer to and absorb the beneficial experience and achievements of international lake tourism development and research.

Key words: the resources evaluation of lake tourism, lake tourism perception, tourists' spatial behavior, tourism market, lake tourism planning and management, influence of lake tourism

CLC Number: 

  • F592.3