Tourists’ spatiotemporal behaviors in an emerging wine region: A time-geography perspective
Journal of Destination Marketing and Management
School of Business and Law
National Science Foundation of China Key Laboratory of Spatial Data Mining & Information Sharing of the Ministry of Education, Fuzhou University
© 2020 Tourist spatiotemporal behavior is critical for the monitoring and planning of tourism destinations. This study focused on the tourist spatiotemporal behavior at a wine tourism destination, i.e., the eastern foot of Helan Mountain in Ningxia, traced tourist movement trajectories using a tracking app, and collected information on itineraries and tourist behavior characteristics through a questionnaire survey. A time-geographical analytical approach was used to analyze the tourist spatiotemporal movement patterns. Four spatiotemporal movement patterns were identified, and tourists’ demographic and behavioral characteristics were examined with these movement patterns. This study found that the spatial distribution of tourists was subject to the effects of spatial proximity, agglomeration, and transportation junctions. The results contribute to a better understanding of tourist behavioral characteristics under different spatiotemporal movement patterns in an emerging wine region. The implications for destination planning and marketing are discussed.