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Sustainable Development and Tourist Satisfaction in Historical Districts: Influencing Factors and Mechanisms

Version 1 : Received: 7 November 2018 / Approved: 8 November 2018 / Online: 8 November 2018 (10:22:52 CET)

How to cite: Yu, W.; Liu, J.; Zhang, S.; Li, T. Sustainable Development and Tourist Satisfaction in Historical Districts: Influencing Factors and Mechanisms. Preprints 2018, 2018110200 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201811.0200.v1). Yu, W.; Liu, J.; Zhang, S.; Li, T. Sustainable Development and Tourist Satisfaction in Historical Districts: Influencing Factors and Mechanisms. Preprints 2018, 2018110200 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201811.0200.v1).

Abstract

How to achieve sustainable development and protection of historical district is a worthwhile research topic. As a vital way to update urban space, tourism development in historical district is an effective solution to redistribute urban functions and increase urban vitality. This paper takes the Insadong in South Korea as a case to carry out the evaluation of tourist satisfaction in historical districts. The research finds that: 1) The tourist satisfaction evaluation of Insadong includes 6 dimensions in total, namely “Embodiment of historical elements”, “The blend of tradition and modernity”, Industry distribution and type", "Consumer demand", "Street layout and function", "Landscaping". The most satisfying for tourists is "Landscaping", and the most dissatisfying is "Street layout and function". 2) “The blend of tradition and modernity” has the highest weight while “Industry distribution and type” has the lowest one in the analysis of influencing factors on overall satisfaction. 3) The analysis of the common factor weight and the common factor satisfaction shows that “The blend of tradition and modernity” and “Street layout and function” are the parts that need to be improved. “Consumer demand” also has a lot of room for promotion. The research results will benefit to enhance the tourist experiences of historical district and provide theoretical basis and practical experience reference for effective protection and sustainable development of historical district.

Subject Areas

Historical district; Sustainable development; Tourist satisfaction; Insadong, South Korea

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