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By Sheela Agarwal, Gareth Shaw

The majority of present educational examine of coastal tourism lodge administration has been undertaken in northern and southern Europe on the cost of a much broader international attention. This ebook goals to deal with this deficit and boost an international standpoint at the administration matters dealing with coastal lodges. through drawing on examples, it contains a exact research of quite a number fiscal, socio-cultural, political and environmental matters that are being skilled, to differing extents, by way of coastal tourism inns that are at assorted life-cycle phases of improvement. the foremost administration topics highlighted comprise the procedures of restructuring, makes an attempt to enhance sustainable agendas and environmental problems with constructing lodges in delicate parts. Written via key specialists, this e-book presents a serious overview of the foremost administration concerns dealing with coastal tourism lodges globally. In doing so, it represents greater than an insignificant amalgamation of latest literature because it goals to increase conceptual knowing of hotel evolution and alter.

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Much emphasis thus far has been placed on the apparent causes and consequences of seaside resort decline in England and Wales, and underpinning structural changes or universal processes. When illustrated (Fig. 3), this resembles the three-tiered ontological structure championed by critical realists, comprising the domains of ‘the empirical’, ‘the actual’ and ‘the real’ (Bhaskar, 1978: 13). The first is exemplified by surface or experiential knowledge, as in the claims made by various practitioners to the effect that the least competitive resorts lack sufficient en-suite accommodation and/or wet-weather facilities.

Similarly, Britton’s (1982) work highlights the dominance of external developers and in part gives a slightly clearer picture of the development process. More recent studies have also drawn attention to the geography of resort growth (Clancy, 2001; King, 1997a, 2001). King (2001), building on earlier work by Turner and Ash (1975), has viewed the new resort developments as constituting a pleasure periphery, which in part fits with Gormsen’s ideas. The creation of purpose-built resorts, comprising large hotel complexes and holiday villages, in many developing countries has produced a massive transformation of the environment, which Ayala (1991) has described as an international mega-trend.

Then Agarwal and Shaw, in Chapter 13, explore the tensions created by the coexistence of mass tourism and eco-tourism resorts in Mexico and their management implications. Part 5, ‘State Intervention and the Planning and Development of Coastal Resorts’, brings the discussion back to the context of tourism management. It demonstrates how the nature and extent of state intervention in tourism planning and management varies greatly between coastal resorts globally. In doing so, it attempts to account for this variation and considers implications for coastal resort planning, development and management.

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