Title: Tourism development and revitalisation of San-Fang Qi-Xiang historic district, Fuzhou, China: a perspective of tourist experience

Authors: Jiaming Liu; Run Wang

Addresses: Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science, 11#. Datun Road, Chaoyang District 100101, China ' Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science, 11#. Datun Road, Chaoyang District 100101, China

Abstract: Tourism development and the revitalisation of Chinese historic districts are currently confronted with two key problems, namely a similarity of development models and resultant products. This paper applies the 6E model of tourist experience, which is based initially on the 4E model of Pine and Gilmore, is derived from an intensive survey of tourist motivations in historic districts and include aestheticism, education, entertainment, escape, exchange and emotion, to create fresh images and revitalise historic districts from cultural, social and economic aspects.

Keywords: historic districts; revitalisation; tourism development; tourism planning; tourist experience; 6E model; tourism function zoning; tourism product design; San-Fang Qi-Xiang historic district; China; historical cities; tourist motivations; cultural heritage.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSOC.2014.065858

International Journal of Sustainable Society, 2014 Vol.6 No.3, pp.304 - 318

Available online: 25 Nov 2014

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