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Evaluation on Traditional Commercial Street Space Quality of Tourism Ancient Town in China---- A Case of Xing’ping Town
International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 5, October 2016, Pages: 314-320
Received: Nov. 2, 2016; Published: Nov. 3, 2016
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Wen-Yi Fan, Department of Tourism, International Business School, Zhejiang International Studies University, Hangzhou, China
Noel B. Salazar, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
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This exploratory paper investigates traditional commercial street space quality in tourism ancient town to inspect its adaptability in tourism environment and improve its management. Existing literatures have highlighted the role of street quality at different aspects but most with a narrow focus on urban city design. However, this paper regards traditional commercial street as "social space" and a typical kind of cultural tourist resource. With space users’ perspective, this paper pays attention to thoroughly evaluation on the quality of traditional commercial street far more beyond material assessment. Questionnaires are assessed to tourists, local commercial tenants and residents in the case study of a typical Chinese tourism ancient town Xing’ping in southern China. Principle Component Analysis (PCA) is applied and gets instructive results. It finds that the quality of traditional commercial street space in tourism ancient town is co-determined by five factors. They are the spatial culture factor, spatial function factor, spatial accessibility factor, spatial activity factor and spatial supporting factor, in which the spatial culture factor takes up the first place. The results indicate several strategies for improving traditional commercial street space quality in tourism ancient town.
Tourism ancient town, Commercial Street, Space, Xing’ping Town
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Wen-Yi Fan, Noel B. Salazar, Evaluation on Traditional Commercial Street Space Quality of Tourism Ancient Town in China---- A Case of Xing’ping Town, International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 5, 2016, pp. 314-320. doi: 10.11648/j.ijefm.20160405.23
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