Case Study: Blackpool

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What are the 4 main attractions found at blackpool?
Beach, the Illuminations, theme park - Blackpool Pleasure beach and the arcades
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What 2 things occured in the 1850's to cause a growth in Blackpool's tourism?
Railway access for the wealthy made it more fashionable to go and the introduction of paid bank holidays
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What was introduced in the 1900's to cause even greater growth?
One week paid factory holiday - allowed more people to go
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What was happened in the 1950's to lead to more growth?
Post war boom led to an increase in personal wealth, paid holidays and desire to 'live' life
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What was introduced in the 1990's that led to decline in Blackpool?
Package holidays to Spain over time prices decreased and even more people went on cheap holidays abroad instead of Blackpool
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What 2 physical features led to Blackpool's decline?
Beach erosion in winter storms and unreliable weather in the summer
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What 2 environmental features led to Blackpool's decline?
Beach was eroded due to pollution which also means the sea was polluted
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What 4 social and economic features led to Blackpool's decline?
Cheap package holidays, familiies frightened off by araising binge drinking culture, unemployment out of season and overcrowding and traffic jams deter people from going
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What were 3 impacts of the decline?
Visitor numbers fall from 17m to 11m, 1000 hotels stopped working, 300 holiday - flat premises closed
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What 2 physical/environmental strategies were introduced to improve Blackpool?
Landscaping (creating open areas), Beaches were improved - reduced sand extraction further South to protect Beach. This led to EU blue flags on the beach by 2006
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What 6 new/improved attractions were introduced to improve Blackpool?
£10m investment in the Illuminations, Pleaure beach improved, Water World (2006), covered walkways, bid for new 'super' casino, winter conferences
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Have the strategies been succesful?
Unfortuently the 'super' casino never happened and overall they have failed as it is being left behind by cheap package holidays to the Mediterranean
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What 2 things occured in the 1850's to cause a growth in Blackpool's tourism?

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Railway access for the wealthy made it more fashionable to go and the introduction of paid bank holidays

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What was introduced in the 1900's to cause even greater growth?

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What was happened in the 1950's to lead to more growth?

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