Abstract：This paper, taking the major tourism cities as an example, attempts to analyze the intercity difference of inbound tourism development in China, and examines the influencing factors in order to provide a theoretical basis for the practice of inbound tourism development in the cities. The article, selecting the person-day number of inbound tourists as the index to measure the level of inbound tourism development, explores the present difference situation of inbound tourism development by the method of mean ratio and the impact of tourism product, celebrity rating, location condition and external economy on inbound tourism development by the method of multiple linear regression. The results show that: (1) The intercity difference of inbound tourism development in China is very big, regional concentration is very prominent, and the cities with developed inbound tourism are mostly located in eastern China; (2) The external economy has the greatest impact on inbound tourism development in the cities, followed by the celebrity rating, while the tourism product and location distance are less important.
万绪才, 王厚廷, 傅朝霞, 马红专. 中国城市入境旅游发展差异及其影响因素——以重点旅游城市为例[J]. 地理研究, 2013, 32(2): 337-346.
WAN Xucai, WANG Houting, FU Chaoxia, MA Hongzhuan. The intercity difference and influencing factors of inbound tourism development in China:Taking the major tourism cities as an example. GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH, 2013, 32(2): 337-346.