YANG Jin, MENG Yan-mei. The Competitiveness of Tourism Industry along the Silk Road Based on the Entropy TOPSIS[J]. International Journal of Plant Engineering and Management, 2014, 19(3): 129-138

The Competitiveness of Tourism Industry along the Silk Road Based on the Entropy TOPSIS
YANG Jin, MENG Yan-mei
School of Humanities,Economics and Law,Northwestern Ploytechnical University,Xi'an 710072,P. R. China
As a new growth point of the national economy,the tourism has increasingly become one of the most dynamic industries in the tertiary industry. The tourism industry cluster has attracted more and more attention,and promoting the competitiveness of the tourism industry is the key to the development of regional tourism.Northwest Silk Road area has made an important contribution to the development of local tourism through regional cooperation and joint development. Based on the brief review of the related literature at home and abroad,16 indicators are used to establish the tourism industry competitiveness evaluation model. Then using FA and Entropy TOPSIS,this paper has carried on the empirical research of the tourism competitiveness in northwest five provinces. These analysis provide some theory reference and basis for the future development in the tourism market of the Silk Road economic belt.
Key words:    silk road economic belt    entropy TOPSIS    tourism competitiveness   
Received: 2014-06-20     Revised:
DOI: 10.13434/j.cnki.1007-4546.2014.0301
Funds: The paper is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No.7080304; Provincial Social Science Foundation of Shaanxi under No.13D204; Humanities, Social Science and Management Foundation of Northwestern Ploytechnical University under Grant No.RW201319
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