The rejuvenation of tourism in Barbados 1993-2003 - Reflections on the Butler model
Potter, R. B. and Phillips, J. (2004) The rejuvenation of tourism in Barbados 1993-2003 - Reflections on the Butler model. Geography, 89. pp. 240-247. ISSN 0016-7487
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This article examines how Barbados as a mature resort destination has set about rejuvenating its tourism product since the early 1990s, when the number of stop-over tourist arrivals showed year-on-year declines. This has been achieved in three principal ways: the extensive upgrading of existing hotel facilities, especially at the luxury end of the market: the increase of overall tourist capacity, and the development of niche markets, especially golf tourism. At both the outset and the conclusion, the rejuvenation of tourism in Barbados between 1993 and 2003 is viewed in light of Butler's (1980) model of resort-cycle development.