Challenges faced by world tourism cities – London's perspective

Maxim, Cristina (2017) Challenges faced by world tourism cities – London's perspective. Current Issues in Tourism. ISSN 1368-3500

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Abstract

World tourism cities perform multiple functions and exhibit various characteristics that influence tourism development within their boundaries. They are the main gateway for tourists visiting a country and their success has a direct impact on the visitor economy of that destination. London, the focus of this research, has been one of the world’s top tourism cities for many years, and a key gateway for domestic and international visitors. But despite the important role tourism plays in the economy of the city, there is limited research on the development of this activity in the capital. Using London as an exploratory case study, this paper contributes to better understanding the challenges faced by policy makers when planning and managing tourism in world cities. The adopted research method offers the advantage of gathering insightful information using multiple data collection techniques. Examining this new evidence contributes to expanding the knowledge on the particularities of tourism development in one of the top world cities, which could help policy makers in their efforts to better prepare for potential challenges faced by these complex but important destinations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2017 Taylor & Francis. This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article to be published in Current Issues in Tourism: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcit20/current
Subjects: Hospitality and tourism > Tourism > Tourism development
Hospitality and tourism > Tourism > Tourism management
Depositing User: Cristina Maxim
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2017 08:57
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2017 15:51
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3466

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