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Leisure parks and destination redevelopment: The case of PortAventura, Catalonia

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    Identifier: imarina:5903884
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    Clavé S
    Journal Of Policy Research In Tourism, Leisure And Events
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19407960903542326
    10.1080/19407960903542326
    Journal Of Policy Research In Tourism, Leisure And Events. 2 (1): 66-78
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    Author, as appears in the article.: Clavé S
    Department: Geografia
    URV's Author/s: Anton Clavé, Salvador
    Keywords: Life cycle Mass tourism destinations Policy implementation Portaventura Theme parks
    Abstract: The ability of medium-sized and large leisure parks to generate external economies, create a new image for specific places and catalyse the location of economic activities is examined in the context of PortAventura, Catalonia. PortAventura theme park, established in Salou in 1995, is the result of a regional and local public destination rejuvenation policy started during the 1980s. It is currently the largest theme park in Spain and the second largest in Europe. Having reached the 4 million visitors-a-year threshold in 2007, since the late 1990s it has gone from being a classic leisure park to becoming a whole entertainment complex. Research outcomes presented in this paper discuss the extent to which Salou and its surrounding area, the central Costa Daurada, the mass tourism destination where the park is sited, are enjoying renewed expansion and are transforming the consolidated tourism business into new recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
    Thematic Areas: Ciencias sociales Geography, planning and development Hospitality, leisure, sport & tourism Tourism, leisure and hospitality management
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: salvador.anton@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0001-9818-2778
    Record's date: 2023-03-11
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/submittedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19407960903542326
    Papper original source: Journal Of Policy Research In Tourism, Leisure And Events. 2 (1): 66-78
    APA: Clavé S (2010). Leisure parks and destination redevelopment: The case of PortAventura, Catalonia. Journal Of Policy Research In Tourism, Leisure And Events, 2(1), 66-78. DOI: 10.1080/19407960903542326
    Licence document URL: https://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Article's DOI: 10.1080/19407960903542326
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2010
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Geography, Planning and Development,Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism,Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
    Life cycle
    Mass tourism destinations
    Policy implementation
    Portaventura
    Theme parks
    Ciencias sociales
    Geography, planning and development
    Hospitality, leisure, sport & tourism
    Tourism, leisure and hospitality management
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