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Developing metropolitan tourism on the fringe of central London

Maitland, Robert and Newman, Peter (2004) Developing metropolitan tourism on the fringe of central London. International Journal of Tourism Research, 6 (5). pp. 339-348. ISSN 1099-2340

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jtr.496

Abstract

The paper examines the growth of a 'new tourism area' in Islington, north London - a locality that lacks a large attraction, acknowledged distinctive heritage and has not been planned as a destination. We review supply side changes and link them to the recent literature on economic and spatial trends in cities, particularly the role of amenity. We report on a survey of Islington visitors that shows they are drawn by distinctive qualities of place rather than particular attractions. The visitors have characteristics that distinguish them from visitors to London as a whole, but we speculate that they have similarities to Islington workers and residents in their search for amenity, entertainment and highlevel consumption services. In the final section of the paper we explore the consequences of our findings for understanding the growth of urban tourism. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Online ISSN 1522-1970
Uncontrolled Keywords:Urban tourism, new tourism area, new tourist, amenity and consumption, London
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
ID Code:103
Deposited On:24 Nov 2005
Last Modified:22 Oct 2009 10:50

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