International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Tourism Development and Transformation of Resource-Exhausted City: A Case Study of Wansheng District, Chongqing,China
Dan Yang

In recent years, the resource-exhausted cities are confronting with various complicated predicaments, which have severely hindered their sustainable development. Wansheng has been listed in resource-exhausted cities in 2009 by the Chinese State Council. Faced with the development difficulties by resource depletion, Wansheng promotes the idea of developing tourism industry. Based on the SWOT strategy analysis model, this paper analyzes all the influencing factors in tourism industry development of Wansheng. It draws a conclusion that tourism industry is a key factor in the process of the Wansheng urban transformation. Currently tourism industry needs adopt opportunity-oriented overall strategy in sustainable development. The good outcomes of tourism industry can be summarized as follows: It becomes a new economic growth of the city and optimizes the industrial structure. It also eases employment pressure, protects the ecological environment and promotes city infrastructure.

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