Industrial tourism is an essential component of modern tourism. It is a dazzling industry that was born, developed and evolved alongside with the process of human industrialization. Based on diversified industrial forms, industrial tourism becomes a new tourism product with the purpose of protecting and developing industrial heritage, integrating industrial resources, demonstrating the charm of industrial civilization, and boosting the comprehensive benefits of industrial enterprises. Industrial tourism has a wide range of substances, an immense marketplace, a huge potential growth, a lengthy industrial chain, and a solid ability to cross multi-fields. It includes not only the wide range of industrial cities, industrial bases, industrial and mining enterprises, science and technology parks, but also prolongs many time-honoured brands, jewelry and handicraft manufacturing, gourmet wines and the modern high-tech manufacturing industry. The development of industrial tourism can disseminate the continuous rejuvenation of traditional industrial cities, stimulate the environmental improvement of old industrial areas, optimize the adjustment of industrial structure, and enhance the development and utilization of enterprise resources. The development of industrial tourism can also draw tourists to appreciate the glory of industrial civilization, taste the charm of industrial heritage, experience the harmony and sourness of industrial civilization, sense the hardships of wisdom creating, share the achievements of industrial development, and enthuse people’s feelings of innovation. Studying the internal mechanism, motivation, benefits and modes of industrial tourism development has principal practical significance to establish the advanced concepts of its development, the choice of development paths and methods, and the innovation of operation modes.
Journal of Beijing University(Humanities and Social Sciences)