This volume contains specially commissioned chapters by leading researchers who have used and modified the original TALC model over the past two decades, 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 four sections, the foundations of the TALC, the TALC in heritage settings, local involvement and the TALC, and the TALC and rejuvenation. The concluding chapter discusses the relevance of the model to both sustainability and the late Elvis Presley.
Richard Butler has researched tourism from a geographical perspective for over forty years in Canada and the UK. He is most well known for his adaptation of the life cycle model to tourist destination, and has also published widely on sustainable tourism, and tourism development and impacts.
Table of Contents Introduction by C. Michael Hall FOUNDATIONS OF THE TALC - R.W. Butler 1. The Concept of a Tourism Area Cycle of Evolution: Implications for Management of Resources - R.W. Butler; 2. The Origins of the TALC - R.W. Butler; 3. The Application of the TALC Model - R. M. Lagiewsk; 4. Evolution of Tourism Areas and the Tourism Industry - K.M. Haywood IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TALC - R.W. Butler; 5. Lancaster County, The TALC and the Search for Sustainable Tourism - G.R. Hovinen; 6. An Empirical Interpretation of the TALC- J. O. Lundgren; 7. The TALC in China's Tourism Planning - J. Bao and C. Zhang THE TALC IN HERITAGE SETTINGS - R.W. Butler; 8. The TALC and its Application to National Parks - S.W. Boyd; 9. A Re-foundation of the TALC for Heritage Cities - A. P. Russo; 10. The TALC and Heritage Sites- J. Malcolm-Davies; THE TALC AND LOCAL INVOLVEMENT - R.W. Butler; 11. The `Plantation' Variation of the TALC in the Small Island Caribbean - D. B. Weaver; 12. Shoring the Foundations of The TALC - C. S. Johnston; 13. Residents' Perceptions of Tourism Development Over the Early Stages of the TALC - J. D. Johnson and D.J. Snepenger; 14. The TALC and Politics - B. Martin; 15. Seeking Sustainable Tourism in Northern Thailand: The Dynamics of The TALC - J. Marois and T.Hinch THE TALC AND REJUVENATION - R.W. Butler; 16. Modifying the TALC for (Re)Inventing a Destination - S. Weber; 17. The Rejuvenation of Atlantic City - C. Stansfield; 18. Rejuvenating a Maturing Tourist Destination - B. Faulkner and C. Tideswell; CONCLUSIONS -R.W. Butler; 19. The King is Dead. Long Live the Product: Elvis, Authenticity, Sustainability and The TALC - B. Wheeller