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Resort Destinations

Evolution, Management and Development

Destination management and resort development and planning are strong core areas in the final year of most undergraduate degrees and a popular area of study at postgraduate level.

Using original case studies based on the author's own research, Resort Destinations: evolution, management and development uses examples from Australia's Gold Coast, Britain's Brighton, USA's Las Vegas, as well as Hong Kong, New Zealand and the Caribbean.

Primary: Final year undergraduate and postgraduate students of tourism/geography/social study-related courses. (HESA statistics for 1999 calculated a total of 18,928 students on such degree courses.) Also undergraduate and postgraduate students on commercial recreation programmes (US mainly).


Published: April 2009

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-5753-2


  • The resort destination setting - The historical setting; Definitions: exploring the literature; Geographical context; Economic perspectives; The human element; Resort destination dynamics - Planning issues; Sustainability; Resort destination marketing; Management; Infrastructure issues; Examples of resort destination types - Resort destination development in developing nations; Mountain resort destinations; Resort destinations in isolated locations; City resort destinations; Island resort destinations; The future of resort destinations - Threats; The future of resort destinations.


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