Assessment of the Sustainable of Water-based Tourism on the Basis of Interval-valued Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets

Zhangmiao Li, Huimin Li, Xiaowei An

Ekoloji, 2019, Issue 107, Pages: 259-265, Article No: e107042


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Water-based tourism has consistently been popular. However, the water environment is fragile and easily affected by human activities. Thus, the sustainability of water-based tourism is at a serious condition. Quantitative evaluation is needed to formulate sustainable development strategies and guarantee the sustainable development of water-based tourism. From the goal of the sustainable development of tourism and characteristics of water-based tourism, this paper have built an evaluation index system for the sustainable development of water-based tourism, this study used to select 18 index factors from 5 aspects, namely, economic, social, environmental, management, and development conditions. Index weight coefficients are measured through the analytic hierarchy process. And a sustainable development evaluation model for water-based tourism is built based on interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy sets. Empirical analysis is performed with an actual case to verify the validity of the proposed method. Case analysis shows that the evaluation method for the sustainable development of water-based tourism presented in this study is valid and provides a reference for the management of sustainable development and formulation of strategies for water-based tourism.


water-based tourism, sustainable development, evaluation, IVIFS


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