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The evolution of mass tourism destinations: New approaches beyond deterministic models in Benidorm (Spain)

Ivars, JA, Rodriguez, I and Vera Rebollo, JF (2012) The evolution of mass tourism destinations: New approaches beyond deterministic models in Benidorm (Spain) Tourism Management, 34. pp. 184-195.

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Abstract

Although deterministic models of the evolution of mass tourism coastal resorts predict an almost inevitable decline over time, theoretical frameworks of the evolution and restructuring policies of mature destinations should be revised to reflect the complex and dynamic way in which these destinations evolve and interact with the tourism market and global socio-economic environment. The present study examines Benidorm because its urban and tourism model and large-scale tourism supply and demand make it one of the most unique destinations on the Mediterranean coast. The investigation reveals the need to adopt theories and models that are not purely deterministic. The dialectic interplay between external factors and the internal factors inherent in this destination simultaneously reveals a complex and diverse stage of maturity and the ability of destinations to create their own future.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Tourism
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Ivars, JAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rodriguez, IUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vera Rebollo, JFUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2 June 2012
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2012.04.009
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 15 Sep 2016 10:14
Last Modified : 15 Sep 2016 10:14
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/812180

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