University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Spatial Competition and Agglomeration in the Visitor Attraction Sector

Weidenfeld, A, Williams, AM and Butler, RW (2013) Spatial Competition and Agglomeration in the Visitor Attraction Sector Service Industries Journal.

Text (licence)

Download (33kB)
Weidenfeld, Williams, Butler SIJ.pdf
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (477kB)


This paper provides a theoretical and empirical contribution to understanding spatial competition by examining visitor attractions in two contrasting clusters of lower and higher levels of agglomeration of businesses in Cornwall, the UK. The study found that competition is mainly for customers and labour and is related differently to the levels of agglomeration, spatial proximity and thematic product similarity between visitor attractions at the local compared to the regional scale. Location can be used differently for employing ‘weak’ and ‘strong’ competitive strategies. The study contributes to the knowledge on the spatiality of competition and the locational strategies of service businesses.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Weidenfeld, A
Williams, AM
Butler, RW
Date : 17 April 2013
DOI : 10.1080/02642069.2013.778251
Additional Information : This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Service Industries Journal, 2013, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at:
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 07 Aug 2013 14:01
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:49

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800