Progress in visitor attraction research: towards more effective management.

Leask, Anna (2010) Progress in visitor attraction research: towards more effective management. Tourism Management, 31 (2). pp. 155-166. ISSN 0261 5177

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Visitorattractions (VAs) play a crucial role in the success of a tourism destination, where they act as key motivators for visits and as resources for local communities. The range of stakeholders involved means their effectivemanagement is of key importance in the destination and in the overall success of a country's tourism product, yet they are an under-researched sector of the tourism system. This Progress in Tourism Management paper reviews and reflects on research publications in relation to this sector. It sets the wider research context and identifies the key management issues experienced at VAs. The paper identifies the limitations of current work in this field and establishes how factors such as ownership and visitor volume help to explain the complexities encountered in managing VAs. The paper then covers a set of themes to structure discussion of previous research activity and offers a model of factors involved in the effectivemanagement of VAs. The paper concludes with the development of a research agenda for VA researchers.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0261 5177
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visitorattraction; Tourist attraction; Effectivemanagement; Research agenda;
University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School > School of Marketing, Tourism and Languages
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 658 General management
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Item ID: 5385
Depositing User: Mrs Anna Leask
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2012 12:34
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2012 12:34

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