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1 September 2017 A Review of Green Development in the Tourism Industry
Tang Chengcai, Zheng Qianqian, Qin Nana, Sun Yan, Wang Shushu, Feng Ling
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Green development has become an important concept and an effective way to sustainably develop the tourism industry. Studying tourism green development promotes the construction of regional ecological civilizations and sustainable development. We systematically reviewed research on green development in the tourism industry and divided this body of work it into two stages: a germination exploration stage under the concept of sustainable development; and initial development under the green development concept. In addition, some important green development research methods, conceptualization and connotation of green development, an index system of green development evaluation to measure efficiency and influencing factors, green development models, and regulations and standards of enterprise green development countermeasures are discussed. This review affirms China's positive exploration and reference meaning to developing countries, and finds that the majority of research is qualitative; quantitative analyses are limited and a relevant theoretical system has not yet formed. Future research should deepen the content, enrich research methods and construct a theoretical system.

Tang Chengcai, Zheng Qianqian, Qin Nana, Sun Yan, Wang Shushu, and Feng Ling "A Review of Green Development in the Tourism Industry," Journal of Resources and Ecology 8(5), 449-459, (1 September 2017). https://doi.org/10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2017.05.002
Received: 4 May 2017; Accepted: 1 August 2017; Published: 1 September 2017
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