Impacts of tourism on Brighton in reference to Butler's model

Butler, Sophie (2006) Impacts of tourism on Brighton in reference to Butler's model. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Tourism in the UK is experiencing an increase with major cities rejuvenating themselves as a consequence of growing competition from overseas. Seaside resorts in particular are receiving a high rise in the number of tourists, due to the additional attractiveness of a coastal line. This investigation focuses on the popular seaside resort of Brighton, which lies on the south east coast of England, often with Mediterranean temperatures in the summer and lies only a short distance from London. The study explored the impacts tourism has on Brighton, as well as determining the cities current status in Butler's tourism lifecycle model. This model is used to show tourist areas evolving and changing over time, consisting of six stages starting from involvement and ending with decline or rejuvenation stages. The research carried out 50 interviews in hotels, restaurants and shops in Brighton. The results showed that Brighton's tourist industry was increasing, with a rise in economic, social and environmental impacts. In context to Butler's model, Brighton is gradually achieving the rejuvenation stage, whereby the city is restructuring itself in order to compete in an increasingly volatile and demanding market. Based on the research findings the tourism board needs to constantly create new schemes and update the seaside city to ensure it stays at the forefront of the market. This would ensure Brighton's survival in the future and effective operation in a highly competitive industry.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13

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