The Clustering of Accommodation Facilities and Tourism Development in Cing Jing area of Taiwan

Abstract

This research, taking the example of Cing Jing area, examined the relationship analysis of accommodation facilities temporal-spatial clustering and Butler's TALC tourism development model. First, from the time series data of the tourists' number of Cing Jing area, this research investigated to the degree of the TALC stage of tourism development of Cing Jing area. Then, this research explored the temporal-spatial clustering of a set of accommodation facilities, the point locations based on GIS spatial analysis method. Finally, a regression analysis of contrasting the growing extent of accommodation facilities and the tourism development of TALC model was conducted. Results of this research are as follows:
1. Although the curve of TALC model, instead of approaching the line segment, is not S-shaped, the TALC stage of tourism development of Cing Jing area, approximately in accordance to Butler's TALC model, has experienced the exploration stage, the involvement stage and the development stage. The development stage is seen to be prolonged to attract more and more tourists.
2. Using GIS standard deviational ellipses and buffer analysis, the accommodation facilities emerging from 1992, during the development stage of TALC, were originally clustered in Youth District, as the increasing of tourists arrivals then stretched to Song-Gang District along the main travel linkage-County Route No.14-A.
3. With regression analysis based on the locations of accommodation facilities, the places with best mountain views scored significantly higher than places with the top tourist spots. This suggested that the more growth of the tourism industry, the more clustering of accommodation facilities at places where seas of clouds, snow scenary, and planes where we can enjoy serenity instead of noisy crowds are appreciated.

Keywords: TALC, temporal-spatial clustering, GIS spatial analysis



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Ya Hui Hsueh, National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan

Paper Information
Conference: ACAH2013
Stream: Arts & Humanities

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