Evaluation on sustainable development of forest tourism in Heilongjiang Province, China

Abstract

As an old northeast industrial base and forestry region, Heilongjiang Province is facing problems such as urban decline, aging population and great pressure on environmental conservation. However, the development of ecological tourism is increasing year by year, which is an effective way to solve social problems such as employment and economic development in various regions. In view of this, this paper determines the index weight through expert scoring, and evaluates the overall sustainable development ability of forest tourism in Heilongjiang Province by using analytic hierarchy process, so as to provide reference for the development of forest tourism industry in Heilongjiang Province. The research showed that the sustainable development of forest tourism in Heilongjiang Province should mainly consider the resource support system, focus on improving the quality of forest tourism resources, preserving the characteristic tourism culture, improving the level of tourists' consumption and the per capita growth rate of residents' tourism income, and increasing infrastructure investment.

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Funding

This research was funded by Heilongjiang Province Philosophy and Social Science Planning Project (Grant Number 20JLC190), Heilongjiang University Cultivation Plan (Grant Number TDJH202006 & RRCQC202002).

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Conceptualization, ZWT and LL; methodology, LL; software, LL; validation, LL; formal analysis, TL; investigation, LL; resources, LL; data curation, TL; writing—original draft preparation, LL; writing—review and editing, ZWT; visualization, SbX; supervision, ZWT; project administration, ZWT; funding acquisition, LL All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.

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Li, L., Liu, T., Xu, S. et al. Evaluation on sustainable development of forest tourism in Heilongjiang Province, China. Environ Dev Sustain (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-020-01217-8

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Keywords

  • Heilongjiang province
  • Forest tourism
  • Sustainable development
  • Evaluation