Exploring the tourist destination as a mosaic: The alternative lifecycles of the seaside amusement arcade sector in Britain.

Chapman, A. and Light, D., 2016. Exploring the tourist destination as a mosaic: The alternative lifecycles of the seaside amusement arcade sector in Britain. Tourism Management, 52, 254 - 263.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2015.06.020

Abstract

One criticism of the tourism area lifecycle model is that it treats destinations as homogeneous entities. Instead destinations can be conceptualised as a mosaic of elements, each of which can follow a lifecycle that is different from that of the destination overall. This paper examines this issue with reference to amusement arcades in British seaside resorts and triangulates secondary sources and in-depth interviews to examine the historical evolution of this sector. It argues that the arcade sector has followed a lifecycle trajectory that is independent of the resorts in which they are located. A range of internal/external factors and global, national and local influences have affected the lifecycle of the arcade sector, including global developments in the entertainment industries; the influence of state policies and legislation; and the responses of local entrepreneurs to resort restructuring. The paper ends by arguing that destinations can be conceptualised as 'assemblages' of interacting elements.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1879-3193
Uncontrolled Keywords:TALC model; Seaside resorts; Global-local interactions
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:22259
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:22 Jul 2015 10:35
Last Modified:02 Aug 2016 11:53

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