Resort Planning Analytical Essay by RabAllan

Resort Planning
Presents a literature review critiquing the principles of resort planning as set out by E. Inskeep.
# 112348 | 3,755 words | 36 sources | APA | 2009

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This paper explains that many resorts, which have reached the rejuvenation phase of the resort life cycle, are in need of long-term planning to attract tourists again. The paper then reviews E. Inskeep's principles of resort planning including the idea that the natural features of the resort should prevail as an environment that is substantially different from the tourist's home environment. The paper underscores that the human element will always be problematic despite the best intentions of stakeholders because tourists' irresponsible behavior will always lead to negative environmental and sociocultural impacts. The paper supports the planning principles of E. Inskeep.

From the Paper:

"Inskeep (1991) implies that 'Impact Reduction' can be addressed by grouping resort facilities and activities into specific areas to deal with certain activities. On the surface, this would make sense, because all the activities would be concentrated in their own different areas, and provides both; the 'quiet and tranquil' areas to be enjoyed when peace is required; and the hustle and bustle of the entertainment, and commercial facilities when excitement is demanded. However, this may lead to one area being excessively used than others."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barke, M., & Towner, J. (2003) Learning From Experience? Progress Towards A Sustainable Future for Tourism In The Central And Eastern Andalucian Littoral. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Vol. 11, No. 2&3, pp. 162-180.
  • Baud-Bovy, M., & Lawson, F. (1977) Tourism And Recreation Development. London: CBI Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Baud-Bovy, M., & Lawson, F. (1998) Tourism And Recreation: Handbook Of Planning And Design. Oxford: Reid Educational and Professional Publishing Ltd.
  • Barrow, C., Barrow, P., & Brown, R. (2005) The Business Plan Workbook. London: Kogan Page.
  • Butler, R.W. (1980) The Concept Of A Tourism Area Life Cycle Of Evaluation. Canadian Geographer, Vol. 24, pp. 5-12.

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