The first stage of tourism development begins with a deserted beach and the first interactions between local residents and adventurous travellers. Picture: Alamy

The six stages of tourism at a tropical beach resort: from backwater idyll to boom and bust honeypot

  • Combining two tourism experts’ theories to explore the life-cycle of a sun, sea and sand holiday destination
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The first stage of tourism development begins with a deserted beach and the first interactions between local residents and adventurous travellers. Picture: Alamy
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