Is the Transportation Revolution Accelerating the Marginalization at Regional Level?

Abstract

This research aims to illuminate the core is emerging, and the periphery is undergoing marginalization on geography proximity through the spatial competition process of tourism development, using the indexes of traveler's number of tourist spots and typical itineraries of travelers to explore how marginalization after transportation revolution tourism development.
In order to clarify the relationships of spatial completion among the travel nodes at the regional level along National Highway 6 of Taiwan, this research used convenient random sampling way to collect data based on distributing 600 questionnaires in central Taiwan, and adopted SPSS statics description, GIS mapping analysis way to examine core-periphery relationship among the travel nodes before and after the transportation revolution. The results are as below:
1.Before the transportation revolution, the primary destinations of the travelers to Cing Jing Farm or Sun Moon Lake almost visited Guo-Shing as secondary destination by the way, while after the transportation revolution due to locate on the branch way Guo-Shing destination turned to be periphery travel node, when contrasting to Pu-li destination, this neighboring core travel node with more and more drawing attractions.
2.This research corresponded to the conception of transportation revolution promote core-periphery phenomenon through the spatial competition, in other words, when the travel nodes have the same level of transportation accessibility at regional level, the more attractions there is, the more tourist competitiveness it possesses.

Keywords: transportation revolution, marginalization, core travel node, periphery travel node



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Ya Hui Hsueh, National Taichung University, Taiwan

Paper Information
Conference: ACAH2013
Stream: Arts & Humanities

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