Butler's tourist life cycle model (AQA GCSE Geography - Tourism)

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The Diagram

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1. Exploration

-          Small number of ppl attracted. E.g. good beaches

-          Local people hasn't developed many tourist services yet

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2. Involvement

-          Local ppl see opportunities

-          starts to provide accommodation, food, guides, etc

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3. Development

-          Large companies build hotels, and advertise package holidays

-          No. of tourists rise dramatically

-          Job opportunity of local ppl grow rapidly

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4. Consolidation

-          Tourism = now major part of the local economy

-          Employment more secure as number of visitors are steady

-          BUT, some hotels and other facilitates = becoming old, unattractive

-          Numbers beginning to level off

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5. Stagnation

-          Resort becomes unfashionable visitors decline

-          Businesses fail

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6. Decline or rejuvenation

-          Decline: visitors prefer other resorts. Day trippers and weekenders become the main source of income

-          Rejuvenation: attempts made to modernise the resort and attract diff ppl to enjoy new activities. E.g. Blackpool

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Comments

Shane Hart-Jones

awesome thnx!!

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