Empirical research on community-based ecotourism along the silk road economic zonetake shuimogou community as an exampleAuthor(s): Yunhua Sun, Pengfei Yu, Ximin Cui, Song Tian
Community-based eco-tourism(CBET) is a new trend of research both at home and abroad, which has been explored deeply in both theory and practice. Only from the point of view of community, and by guiding the community to participate in the eco-tourism process, it had the possibility to deal with the relations between community and tourism development well and obtain new breakthrough in the development of tourism. So that it can reach the goal of the optimization of community economic structure, protecting ecological resources and environment, finally, to preserve traditional culture of community along the Silk Road Economic Zone. A preliminary endeavor was made to solve the practical problems with regard to the community residents' participating in ecotourism, taking Shui MoGou district as the research sample in this paper.