Tourists' spatio-temporal behaviour and concerns in park tourism: Giant Panda National Park, Sichuan, China

Xu, Ding, Cong, Li, and Wall, Geoffrey (2019) Tourists' spatio-temporal behaviour and concerns in park tourism: Giant Panda National Park, Sichuan, China. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 24 (9). pp. 924-943.

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Abstract

To understand the recreational uses of national parks, a field investigation was employed at Giant Panda National Park, Sichuan. Through a mixed-methods approach and visual portrayal of the spatio-temporal behaviours of four types of visitors is undertaken and associated demographic and other features described. Tourists' concerns regarding wilderness tours are found to be comprised of three dimensions "physical safety," "travel comfort" and "quality of experience." A focus upon weather-related matters reveals that visitors intend to adjust differently in response to different degrees of bad weather. Implications for Chinese national park management are provided.

Item ID: 61987
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1741-6507
Keywords: Asia Pacific, China, Giant Panda, national park, nature-based tourism, tourism marketing, tourists’ concern, Tourists’ spatio-temporal behaviour, weather, wildlife tourism
Copyright Information: © 2019 Asia Pacific Tourism Association.
Funders: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC), Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (FRFCU)
Projects and Grants: NNSFC 41601129, FRFCU 2015ZCQ-YL-04
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2020 02:03
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 100%
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