The Tourism Area Life Cycle Volume 1: Applications and Modifications

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    This volume contains especially commissioned chapters by leading researchers who have used and modified Richard Butler's Tourism Area Life Cycle (TALC) model over the past two decades, as well as a reprint of the original article, a discussion of its origins, and a comprehensive review of most of the published material using the TALC. The book is divided into five sections: foundations of the TALC (chapters 1-4); implementation of the TALC (chapters 5-7); the TALC in heritage settings (chapters 8-10); local involvement and the TALC (chapters 11-15); and the TALC and rejuvenation (chapters 16-18). Each section features an introduction from Butler. The concluding chapter discusses the relevance of the model to both sustainability and the late Elvis Presley.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages392
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Publication series

    NameAspects of Tourism
    PublisherChannel View


    • tourism
    • leisure
    • tourism industry
    • hospitality industry
    • tourism area life cycle


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