Concepts Associated with Tourism Developments in Blackpool

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This report explores the theoretical concepts associated with tourism, leisure and hospitality developments in Blackpool. It also looks at the economic, social, political and environmental impacts of tourism. There are a variety of reasons why Blackpool has been developed as a tourist resort, and it has many historical sites of interest including the beach and Blackpool Tower. It also has a variety of leisure activities. Blackpool also offers a wide range of accommodation and restaurant options. It is a very accessible location, with airports, railway stations and main roads all located within the area. Blackpool has however suffered a decline in tourist numbers since the 1980’s, and has since began to suffer problems economically, socially, environmentally and politically. Property prices have decreased and this has resulted in many guesthouses turning into low cost flats. Blackpool has also suffered economically, with many local people travelling to surrounding areas for amenities. This has caused the town to become run down, and in need of redevelopment. It also began to attract groups of stag and hen parties. This drove family tourists away from Blackpool. However, Blackpool has begun to regenerate run down parts of the town. Nearly £300 million is planned for investment to help attract different types of tourists into the area. Blackpool has also been remarketed as a more contemporary resort, with a variety of fine dining restaurants and chic boutique style hotels. Table of contents In this report I will be looking into the theoretical concepts associated with tourism, leisure and hospitality developments and evaluating the social, economical, political and environmental impacts of tourism in Blackpool. I will be ... ... middle of paper ... ...e]. London, UK. Available from: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/8049362.stm [Accessed 30th July 2009] BBC. 2009. Plan to Transform Famous Resort. [Online]. London, UK. Available from: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/7947287.stm [Accessed 30th July 2009] BBC. 2009. Blackpool Strives for Better Future. [Online]. London, UK. Available from: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7777305.stm [Accessed 27th July 2009] Visit Blackpool. 2009. Blackpool – Feel the Buzz. [Online]. Blackpool, UK. Available from: http://www.visitblackpool.com/site/things-to-do [Accessed 27th July2009] Visit Blackpool. 2009. Blackpool Short Breaks Guide. [Online]. Blackpool, UK. Available from: http://content.yudu.com/A1a7po/SB09/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.visitblackpool.com%2Fsite%2Frequest-a-brochure [Accessed 27th July 2009]

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