Managing Coastal Tourism Resorts: A Global Perspective

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Dr. Sheela Agarwal, Prof. Gareth Shaw
Channel View Publications, Oct 19, 2007 - Business & Economics - 288 pages

The vast majority of existing academic research of coastal tourism resort management has been undertaken in northern and southern Europe at the expense of a wider global consideration. This book aims to address this deficit and develop a global perspective on the management issues facing coastal resorts. By drawing on examples, it incorporates a detailed analysis of a range of economic, socio-cultural, political and environmental issues which are being experienced, to differing extents, by coastal tourism resorts which are at different life-cycle stages of development. The major management themes highlighted include the processes of restructuring, attempts to develop sustainable agendas and environmental issues of developing resorts in sensitive areas. Written by key experts, this book provides a critical assessment of the key management issues facing coastal tourism resorts globally. In doing so, it represents more than a mere amalgamation of existing literature as it aims to advance conceptual understanding of resort evolution and change.

 

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Contents

Introduction The Development and Management of Coastal Resorts A Global Perspective
1
Coastal Resorts in Transition
19
The Problems and Dilemmas of Northern European Postmature Coastal Tourism Resorts
21
The Resort Economy Changing Structures and Management Issues in British Resorts
40
Institutional Change and Resort Capacity The Case of Southwest English Coastal Resorts
56
The Diversification and Sustainable Development of Coastal Resorts
71
Complexity Interdisciplinarity and Growth Management The Case of Maltese Resort Tourism
73
Planning for Sustainable Development in Spanish Coastal Resorts
90
Natural Heritage as Place Identity Tofino Canada a Coastal Resort on the Periphery
169
Coastal Resort Structures Variation Versus Standardisation
185
The Development of South Africas Coastal Tourism Resorts
187
Resort Structure and Plantation Dynamics in Antigua and Coastal South Carolina
204
Reengineering Coastal Resorts in Mexico Some Management Issues
216
State Intervention and the Planning and Development of Coastal Resorts
233
The Role of the State and the Rise of the Red Sea Resorts in Egypt and Israel
235
Clientelist Relationships Implications for Tourism Development in the Declining Coastal Resort of Kusadasi Turkey
250

A Tale of Two Islands Sustainable Resort Development in Cyprus and Tenerife
112
The Pleasure Periphery and Managing the Postmodern Coastal Resort
135
The Postmodern Resort and the Pleasure Periphery The Case of Australias Coastal Tourism Resorts
137
Malaysias Pleasure Periphery Coastal Resort Development and its Consequences
154
Conclusion Future Implications for the Development and Management of Coastal Resorts
270
References
285
Index
323
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Sheela Agarwal is current Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management at the University of Plymouth. She is a leading expert on coastal resorts and has published widely on resorts and, more especially, on the problems facing English seaside resorts, including social exclusion, and on resort restructuring.

Gareth Shaw is currently Professor of Retail and Tourism Management at the University of Exeter. He has published a number of key texts in tourism including; Critical Issues in Tourism (Blackwells 2002) and Tourism and Tourism Spaces (Sage 2004).

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