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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(9); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050914.

Analysis of the evolution of temporal and spatial characteristics of inbound tourism flow since the western development drive


Xiaoyu Dou

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Xiaoyu Dou

School of Tourism, Xi’an International Studies University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, 710100, China


Based on the relevant data of inbound tourism of China and various provinces from 2000 to 2019, using the network density, centrality, structure hole and other indicators to study the evolution principle of inbound tourism in western China. Especially, the study was carried out from the perspective of macro and medium, and enrich the research results. According to the research results, the development pace of inbound tourism in western China had maintained a high rate and exceeded domestic average level in 2008; Shaanxi Province plays a vital role in western region. It is the destination and transfer station of inbound tourism. It also plays an important role as a hub in the development of inbound tourism in the entire northwest region, and promotes the development of entire region.


Inbound tourism; Social network; Tourism flow; Western region in China

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Xiaoyu Dou. Analysis of the evolution of temporal and spatial characteristics of inbound tourism flow since the western development drive. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 9: 91-97. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050914.


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