Study of Shanghai Residents Tourism Consumption Structure Based on the Tourism Engel Coefficient

Xiang Yan, Mingyuan Wu


At present, China's tourism industry has been an unprecedented development, and the state also takes the development of tourism industry as a strategic pillar industry of the national economy. In contrast, data index evaluation system which reflects the development of tourism is not clear. As a high level of consumption, tourism has a specific relationship with residents’ income and the change of Tourism Engel coefficient. Therefore, studying on Tourism Engel coefficient and finding out the intrinsic link between them, you can more accurately predict tourism demand trends, and further promote the healthy development of the tourism industry. This article will introduce Tourism Engel coefficient into tourism statistical indicators in the form of questionnaire, by studying the Shanghai residents' income levels and the relationship between tourism consumption, determining people's consumption concept, the consumption structure changes, the Shanghai people's consumption decisions theoretical and empirical analysis, provide the basis for the development of tourism-related policies.

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