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Journal of Tea Science ›› 2012, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (4): 353-361.doi: 10.13305/j.cnki.jts.2012.04.001

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Evaluation on the Economic Benefits of Tea Cultural Tourism Resources for Biluochun Tea in Suzhou Dongting Mountain

FENG Wei-ying1, WANG Yu-hua1,2*, John Kipkorir Tanui1, LI Xing-hui1,2*   

  1. 1. Tea Research Institute, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China;
    2. The Post-Doctoral Research Station for Tea Science of Jiangsu Province, Suzhou 215128, China
  • Received:2012-03-09 Revised:2012-05-04 Online:2012-08-15 Published:2019-09-05

Abstract: As a new form of tourism, tea tourism has become an increasing point to the economy. Based on the theory of environmental economics, a case study on Biluochun tea culture tourism resources in Dongting Mountain of Suzhou was examined. A questionnaire was administered on tourists in the tea destination of Dongting Mountain by using applied the traveling cost method and contingent valuation method to estimate total economic values respectively. Used the SPSS 17.0 statistics software, the total economic values of the tea tourism resources in Dongting Mountain was calculated as 678.95 million Yuan, contained use values of 656.75 million Yuan and non-use values of 22.19 million Yuan. This results proved that the tea tourism resources have huge economic values.

Key words: tea tourism resources, total economic values, TCM, CVM, biluochun tea

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