Factors contributing to successful tourism development in peripheral regions
Blackman, Anna, Foster, Faith, Hyvonen, Tracey, Jewell, Bronwyn, Kuilboer, Alf, and Moscardo, Gianna (2004) Factors contributing to successful tourism development in peripheral regions. Journal of Tourism Studies, 15 (1). pp. 59-70.
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Peripheral areas experiencing an economic downturn in traditional industries such as agriculture often consider tourism to be a viable alternative. Unfortunately these areas do not always enter into the business of tourism with a very clear understanding of the associated difficulties and challenges. This paper reports on a review of 11 case studies describing tourism development in peripheral regions from around the world. These cases were analysed using a Tourism Systems Framework adapted from Winnett's (1992) Behavioural Systems approach. Factors found to contribute to the success of tourism development in peripheral regions included the presence of a "champion" or leader, effective private-public sector partnerships, the identification and development of specialist attractions, government control and support, good market research, and community involvement. The analyses also identified a number of barriers to successful tourism development including a lack of control over negative impacts, difficulties with finance, community opposition and a lack of infrastructure. The results supported the use of the Tourism Systems Framework for guiding the planning, implementation and control of tourism development in peripheral regions.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||peripheral regions; tourism development|
|FoR Codes:||15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150601 Impacts of Tourism @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900303 Tourism Infrastructure Development @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||03 Aug 2010 14:00|
|Last Modified:||13 Feb 2011 02:49|
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