JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (2): 284-296.doi: 10.31497/zrzyxb.20200204

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The logic transformation of the scenic byway system to the linear experience space transformation

ZHANG Yuan-gang1, CHEN Xi2, YU Run-zhe3, CHENG Jing-jing4, YU Xiang-yang4   

  1. 1. College of Tourism, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China;
    2. School of Sport Leisure and Tourism, Beijing Sport University, Beijing 100084, China;
    3. Faculty of International Tourism and Management, City University of Macau, Macau 999078, China;
    4. School of Tourism, Huangshan University, Huangshan 245041, Anhui, China
  • Received:2019-03-04 Revised:2019-09-01 Online:2020-02-28 Published:2020-02-28

Abstract: From the perspective of traveling experience, the scenic byway is no longer the only tourist transit or tourism passage as experiencing scenic byways has become a new travel motive, which reflects the spatial mobility of tourism industry elements. Regarding "on the road" traveling experience as the major travel motivation of tourists, this paper believes that the scenic byway system performs the function of direct expression of tourists traveling experience rather than the traditional tourism highway system that transits tourist flow. Recognizing the scenic byway system as a special derived form of tourism destination, the paper analyzes the rationality of scenic byway system as a new linear experience space and expounds the theoretical analysis of this derived form of tourist destination. Their characteristics are summarized using relevant domestic and international case studies. Taking the Tongling- Huangshan section of the Beijing-Taiwan Expressway in southern Anhui as an example, this paper explores the necessity and importance of developing the scenic byway in the region, proposes the construction components of linear tourism experience space and summarizes the differences in development connotation. The introduction of the linear experience space profoundly expands the existing tourism research on the scenic byway system and provides a new direction for tourist destinations development.

Key words: linear experience space transformation, Anhui, scenic byway, logic transformation