The functions and planning of visitor centres in regional tourism

Pearce, Philip L. (2004) The functions and planning of visitor centres in regional tourism. Journal of Tourism Studies, 15 (1). pp. 8-17.

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Visitor centres are distinctive purpose/built tourist facilities and their multiple funcions are important in fostering sustainable regional tourism. The key attributes which define a visitor centre are specified. The analysis the proceeds by articulating a "Four Plus" model of visitor centre functioning, and suggests ways to enhance visitor centre functioning among and within centres. The possibilitites for research addressing community participation and acceptance, as well as longitudinal studies on visitor centre effectiveness including responses to refurbishment are identified.

Item ID: 6723
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1035-4662
Keywords: regional tourism; visitor centre
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2010 01:30
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150604 Tourism Marketing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900303 Tourism Infrastructure Development @ 100%
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