In response to the current situation in which the theoretical study on tourism geography is relatively weak, this article has pointed out that the major way to extricate us from this dilemma is to clarify the core research topics in tourism geography, follow up the current methodological turn, and keep up with the new phenomenon in tourism geography. Evolutionary economic geography, which has emerged as a powerful explanatory paradigm, explains the long-term change in human-environment interaction of tourism from a dynamic perspective. However, in terms of methodology, EEG is essentially a process study which is an effective way for theoretical construction. Therefore, interpreting the development of tourism destination and the change of tourist behavior through process studies may be deemed as a new attempt to build up the theory of tourism geography. On these grounds, the paper constructs the theoretical framework of tourism geography, using the main elements of tourism system as the basic research subjects, and the process studies as the core research approach. Based on that, we will eventually come up with literature, models, prediction and mechanism relevant to tourism geography.
Tourism and Hospitality Prospect
evolutionary economic geography