Study on Sustainable Development of Ecotourism in the Northern Piedmont in the Qinling Mountains

Hongmei Dong


Tourism resources in the Northern Piedmont in the Qinling Mountains (NPQM) are quite abundant and play an important role in the development of the tourist industry in Shaanxi Province. Based on reviewing the status quo of ecotourism in the NPQM and existing issues, this paper puts forward countermeasures and recommendations for sustainable development of ecotourism in the NPQM. Firstly, a systemic tourism resources investigation should be conducted; secondly, a comprehensive assessment should be made on tourism resources; thirdly, suitable and reasonable principles of protective development should be established, considering to facilitate organic unification of ecological environmental protection and exploitation of tourism. All steps are helpful to realize scientific and sustainable development of ecological economy and tourism zone in the NPQM.

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