This research focuses on the development of contemporary beach resorts in the post-stagnation stage of the resort cycle which has not been as closely examined as the earlier ones. But sufficient evidence has now been accumulated to test assertions referring to the model. The Catalan coast, with its long tradition of both international mass tourism and second home development, is particularly suitable for empirical analysis. The paper proposes an alternative model for the expansion of new resorts, with the basic objective of reconciling environmental impact with tourism development. © 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Journal||Annals of Tourism Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1998|
- Carrying capacity
- Cycle of evolution
- Market segmentation
- Tourism environment
- Tourist resort