An Empirical Study on Determinants of Sustainable Development of Coastal Eco-tourism

Wu-ling ZENG, Ke-yi WANG, Ying-chao JIA


With the popularity of eco-tourism, the sustainability of its development has become a focus problem in both theoretical and practical fields. Based on existed research, the study summarize the determinants of sustainable development of coastal eco-tourism as four aspects, that are resource environment, economic environment, social environment and management control. And we tested the path and degree of various factors’ influence through the empirical method. Finally, we made suggestions on the development of coastal ecotourism for related departments and enterprises. Keywords: coastal eco-tourism; sustainable development; determinant factorsRésumé: Avec la popularité de l'écotourisme, la durabilité de son développement est devenu un problème clé dans les domaines à la fois théorique et pratique. Basée sur des recherches existantes, l'étude conclut qu'il y a quatre facteurs déterminants du développement durable de l'éco-tourisme côtier, qui sont l'environnement des ressources, l'environnement économique, l'environnement social et le contrôle de gestion. Et nous avons testé la façon et le degré d'influence de divers facteurs à travers la méthode empirique. Enfin, nous avons fait des suggestions sur le développement de l'écotourisme côtier pour les départements et les entreprises concernés.Mots-clés: éco-tourisme côtier; développement durable; facteurs determinants

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