The resort development spectrum (RDS): Case study application of the RDS for Cairns, far north Queensland and Bali, Indonesia

Sivijs, Andrew K. (2005). The resort development spectrum (RDS): Case study application of the RDS for Cairns, far north Queensland and Bali, Indonesia MPhil Thesis, School of Tourism, The University of Queensland.

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Author Sivijs, Andrew K.
Thesis Title The resort development spectrum (RDS): Case study application of the RDS for Cairns, far north Queensland and Bali, Indonesia
School, Centre or Institute School of Tourism
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2005-05-12
Thesis type MPhil Thesis
Supervisor -
Total pages 237
Language eng
Subjects 1506 Tourism
150605 Tourism Resource Appraisal
Formatted abstract Investigations by a number of researchers into the development of tourism destinations have addressed the issue of growth from a variety of perspective's including changing spatial relationships (Barret 1958, Gilbert 1939, Miossec 1976, Young 1983, Smith 1992), changes to the psychological needs of visitors (Cohen 1972, Plog 1973, Smith 1977) and evolutionary cycles (Butler 1980 and Christaller, 1963). These models suggest a slow or moderate evolution in terms of resort destination development, but this is not the case in terms of Asia. In many instances, resort destination development in Asia has been rapid and almost instantaneous. It has largely been based on international visitation and has included a variety of market segments such as backpackers, 'mass' tourism and the five star components.

For the purposes of this research, the term resort will be used to describe tourism development based on a specific contiguous tourism area. The term 'resort is discussed in detail in section 1.5 of this research. This thesis will investigate the current state of research into destination development and fiirther explore the operation of the economic market in relation to two distinctly different visitor destinations. The purpose of the study is to test, and where necessary, modify the recently developed Resort Development Spectrum (RDS) from a destination development perspective and examine its effectiveness in mapping the growth of two individual resort destinations.
Keyword Resort development -- Queensland -- Cairns.
Resort development -- Indonesia -- Bali.
Additional Notes The author has given permission for this thesis to be made open access.

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