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Cover for From blue to grey? Malta's quest from mass beach to niche heritage tourism.

The government of Malta has latterly attempted to modify the country's beach-resort mass tourism product and shift from a tourism dependent upon beaches to one dependent upon heritage and culture more broadly. The resource basis for, and the intentions, progress and difficulties of this transition...

Author(s)
Ashworth, G. J.; Tunbridge, J. E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648545)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Rural tourism has long been considered a means of achieving economic and social development and regeneration. More specifically, it has been widely promoted as an effective source of income and employment, particularly in peripheral rural areas where traditional agrarian industries have declined....

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2002, 23, 3, pp 233-244
Abstract

Farm-based recreation or agritourism is increasingly seen as a diversification strategy to promote a more diverse and sustainable rural economy and to protect farming incomes against market fluctuation. Thus, farmers are increasingly being recognised as entrepreneurial, needing to develop new...

Author(s)
Phelan, C.; Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor & Francis, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2011, 8, 2, pp 121-136
Abstract

Although farm-based tourism has a long tradition, particularly within Europe, farm diversification into tourism has, in recent years, become more widely seen as an effective means of addressing the socio-economic problems of rural areas in general and the agricultural sector in particular....

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.; Vass, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2006, 27, 5, pp 1040-1052
Abstract

This chapter (i) examines the current situation of the UK tour operations industry, (ii) analyses strategic approaches adopted by the sector, and (iii) explores the industry's interactions with and impacts on its customers. The implications of polarization within the UK market, whereby there are a...

Author(s)
Gountas, S.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
The management of tourism, 2005, pp 47-66
Abstract

In recent years, tourism has become a ubiquitous vehicle for economic development and diversification and, for many regions and countries both in the developed and less developed worlds, tourism has become an integral element of economic development policy. Even those countries that, in the past,...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2002, 4, 3, pp 221-235