The Distinctive Dynamics of Exurban Tourism

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Title The Distinctive Dynamics of Exurban Tourism
Author Weaver, David Bruce
Journal Name International Journal of Tourism Research
Editor John Fletcher & Adele Ladkin
Year Published 2005
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Abstract The distinctiveness of the urban-rural fringe as a tourism venue, which merits recognition of exurban tourism as a distinct subfield, is based on a unique product amalgam that includes theme parks, tourist shopping villages, near-urban protected areas, factory outlet malls, golf courses and touring. In addition, the market is characterised by blurred tourist/non-tourist distinctions, a weak accommodation sector and extremely high visitation levels at some sites. It is argued that the urban-rural fringe is an inherently unstable area characterised by a variant of the standard destination life cycle confined to the late involvement, development and consolidations stages, and paralleling comparable volatile stages within the broader urban life cycle.
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Volume 7
Issue Number 1
Page from 23
Page to 33
ISSN 1099-2340
Date Accessioned 2008-08-11
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Tourism Management; PRE2009-Tourism Policy and Planning
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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