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By Sheela Agarwal, Gareth Shaw

The majority of present educational examine of coastal tourism inn administration has been undertaken in northern and southern Europe on the fee of a much broader international attention. This ebook goals to deal with this deficit and enhance an international viewpoint at the administration matters dealing with coastal hotels. through drawing on examples, it features a specified research of a variety of monetary, socio-cultural, political and environmental concerns that are being skilled, to differing extents, via coastal tourism hotels that are at varied life-cycle levels of improvement. the most important administration topics highlighted contain the approaches of restructuring, makes an attempt to increase sustainable agendas and environmental problems with constructing hotels in delicate components. Written through key specialists, this ebook offers a serious evaluate of the foremost administration matters dealing with coastal tourism hotels globally. In doing so, it represents greater than a trifling amalgamation of latest literature because it goals to enhance conceptual knowing of hotel evolution and alter.

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They are hidden from the gaze of the casual observer and cannot be tested empirically and, therefore, are commonly overlooked in conventional positivistic analyses of cold-water resort decline. They are difficult to substantiate and are, therefore, highly contested. For example post-Fordism/post-tourism is challenged by the McDonaldisation/McDisneyisation thesis of Ritzer and Liska (1997), which maintains that people continue to want highly predictable, efficient, calculable and controlled holidays (thereby suggesting that little has changed since the origins of mass participation in tourism).

For example post-Fordism/post-tourism is challenged by the McDonaldisation/McDisneyisation thesis of Ritzer and Liska (1997), which maintains that people continue to want highly predictable, efficient, calculable and controlled holidays (thereby suggesting that little has changed since the origins of mass participation in tourism). When viewed alongside the symptoms of decline and external threats and internal problems discussed earlier, these structural changes/ universal processes enhance understanding of the causes and consequences of resort decline.

This difficulty in itself is arguably a factor that has contributed to their decline. Hence, it is often necessary to look to the supply side and to indicators such as labour market statistics (Beatty & Fothergill, 2004), commercial property values (Coles & Shaw, 2006; Gale, 2005) and planning application data (Clegg & Essex, 2000), where these are available. Other alternatives include qualitative indicators of stagnation and decline/rejuvenation, such as additions to and deletions from a resort’s portfolio of visitor attractions, commentary in 24 Part 1: Coastal Resorts in Transition guidebooks and other literature, and photographic evidence of changes in the resort landscape.

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