Based on the perspective of holistic tourism development, this paper analyzes and summarizes the geological tourism resources from such three aspects as concept and classification, survey and evaluation, development and protection, and finds that there is controversial topic about the concept and classification of geological tourism resources, that geological tourism resources survey has basically formed three –step survey method, that geological tourism resources evaluation mainly uses analytic hierarchy process, that the selection of evaluation factors focuses on social and economic conditions, that the development of geological tourism resources has been concentrated on the integration with other tourism resources, on macrolevel, focusing on the research on grading, zoning and development model, on microlevel, focusing on specific tourism route planning, and that geoparks are the important method for protecting geological tourism resources presently. The future concerned focus is how to find selfposition in the process of China’s tourism industry transformation and upgrading in order to play a role and to realize holistic tourism development, the construction goal of geopark and holistic tourism idea support each other, therefore, the author suggests that the research results for a part of geoparks should combine with holistic tourism development so as to boost the implementation of holistic tourism to promote the transformation and upgrading of China’s tourism industry.
LIU Yang, SHAO Jing-an, LIANG Xiu-yin, LUO Qian, LIU Yi. The Status Quo and Expectation for China’s Geological Tourism Resources Research under the Perspective of Holistic Tourism Development[J]. Journal of Chongqing Technology and Business University(Natural Science Edition）,2020,37(4):63-73