The Tourism Area Life Cycle, Vol.2 Conceptual and Theoretical Issues Edited by: Richard Butler

Hardback - 352 pages
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11 Jan 2006
Aspects of Tourism
Channel View Publications
234 x 156

Key features

- Specially invited contributors review the original Tourism Area Lifecycle Model (TALC)

- Each section is introduced by Richard Butler, the originator of the TALC model

- Includes a review of the future potential of TALC for destination development


This volume consists of specially invited chapters by leading researchers who have reviewed the original model in the light of their own and other conceptual and theoretical positions and models. The book is divided into five sections, the conceptual origins of the TALC, spatial relationships and the TALC, alternative conceptual approaches, renewing or retiring with the TALC, and predicting with the TALC. The book concludes with a review of the future potential of the model in the area of the destination development process.

Author Biography:

Richard Butler has researched tourism from a geographical perspective for over forty years in Canada and the UK. He is most well known for his adaptation of the life cycle model to tourist destination, and has also published widely on sustainable tourism, and tourism development and impacts.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional

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