How Can Big Data Support Smart Scenic Area Management? An Analysis of Travel Blogs on Huashan
AbstractData from travel blogs represent important travel behavior and destination resource information. Moreover, technological innovations and increasing use of social media are providing accessible ‘big data’ at a low cost. Despite this, there is still limited big data analysis for scenic tourism areas. This research on Huashan (Mount Hua, China) data-mined user-contributed travel logs on the Mafengwo and Ctrip websites. Semantic analysis explored tourist movement patterns and preferences within the scenic area. GIS provided a visual distribution of blogger origins. The relationship between Huashan and adjoining tourism areas revealed a multi-destination pattern of tourist movements. Emotional analysis indicated tourist satisfaction levels, while content analysis explored more deeply into dissatisfying aspects of tourist experiences. The results should provide guidance for scenic areas in destination planning and design. View Full-Text
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Shao, J.; Chang, X.; Morrison, A.M. How Can Big Data Support Smart Scenic Area Management? An Analysis of Travel Blogs on Huashan. Sustainability 2017, 9, 2291.
Shao J, Chang X, Morrison AM. How Can Big Data Support Smart Scenic Area Management? An Analysis of Travel Blogs on Huashan. Sustainability. 2017; 9(12):2291.Chicago/Turabian Style
Shao, Jun; Chang, Xuesong; Morrison, Alastair M. 2017. "How Can Big Data Support Smart Scenic Area Management? An Analysis of Travel Blogs on Huashan." Sustainability 9, no. 12: 2291.