An entropy-perspective study on the sustainable development potential of tourism destination ecosystem in Dunhuang, China

  • This paper analyzed the characteristic of the tourism destination ecosystem from perspective of entropy in Dunhuang City. Given these circumstances, an evaluation index system that considers the potential of sustainable development was formed based on dissipative structure and entropy change for the tourism destination ecosystem. The sustainable development potential evaluation model for tourism destination ecosystem was built up based on information entropy. Then, we analyzed each indicator impact for the sustainable development potential and proposed some measures for the tourism destination ecosystem. The conclusions include: (a) the requirements of Dunhuang tourism destination ecosystem on the natural ecosystem continuously grew between 2000 and 2012; (b) The sustainable development potential of the Dunhuang tourism destination ecosystem was on an oscillation upward trend during the study period, which is dependent on government attention, and pollution problems were improved.

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Author:Huihui Feng, Xingpeng Chen, Peter Heck, Hong Miao
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:tr5-1231
DOI:https://doi.org/10.3390/su6128980
Parent Title (English):Sustainability
Publisher:MDPI
Document Type:Article (specialist journals)
Language:English
Date of OPUS upload:2022/09/06
Date of first Publication:2014/12/05
Publishing University:Hochschule Trier
Release Date:2022/09/06
Tag:China; entropy; entropy change; sustainable tourism; tourism destination ecosystem
GND Keyword:Tourismus; Nachhaltigkeit; Ökosystem; China
Volume:6
Article Number:12
Page Number:27
First Page:8980
Last Page:9006
Departments:Institute / IfaS - Institut für angewandtes Stoffstrommanagement
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International