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The Tourism Area Life Cycle (TALC) and its application to National Parks: A Candian Example

Boyd, Stephen (2005) The Tourism Area Life Cycle (TALC) and its application to National Parks: A Candian Example. In: Tourism Area Life Cycle (TALC): Volume 1: Applications and Modifications. Channel View Publications, Clevedon, pp. 119-138. ISBN 1-845411802504 [Book section]

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This was a requested chapter by the editor. The TALC (also known as the Butler curve)is probably the most famous model in tourism. It traces the possible evloutionary path a resort region can take over time. The model has been universally accepted and is applied in many contexts, both in the MEDCs and the LEDCs. There has been relatively little application to the model of non-resort spaces, this chapter is one of those cases where the model is linked to the development of national parks (singular) as well as to the development of a national park system (within regions of a country). The country in question is Canada and the development of the national parks system across Canada is examined in the context of the model, charting the different development histories across separate regions of Canada, and within each region, positioning each park along the curve. A number of scenarios of future development of the overall system are examined against possible trajactories of change in numbers of visitors across the system over time.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Ulster Business School
ID Code:29615
Deposited By: Professor Stephen Boyd
Deposited On:30 Jun 2014 12:54
Last Modified:30 Jun 2014 12:54

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