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dc.contributor.authorSelwood, J.
dc.contributor.authorCurry, George
dc.contributor.authorKoczberski, Gina
dc.identifier.citationSelwood, John and Curry, George and Koczberski, Gina. 1995. Structure and change in a local holiday resort: Peaceful Bay, on the southern coast of Western Australia. Urban Policy and Research 13 (3): 149-157.

Most of the literature dealing with holiday resorts focuses on high impact, mass market destinations like the south-east coast of Queensland, Bali and other major tourist attractions. Relatively little attention is given to the low profile holiday resort patronised by local holiday-makers taking a relaxed vacation with family and friends. Such resorts may not appear important to tourism researchers as they have a lower impact on their host communities, they do not provide much in the way of facilities or packaged entertainment for the traveller, and they are not featured in the glossy travel literature. Nevertheless, low profile holiday resorts have an important function, sastisfying a legitimate market niche. Moreover, perhaps unfortunately for their traditional patrons, these resorts eventually tend to be 'discovered' by a wider clientele and their intrinsic character changes.This paper examines one such community resort: Peaceful Bay, on the south-west coast of Western Australia. This small settlement of some 200 cottages has been until recently quite isolated and mostly frequented by the local farm population for short holiday breaks. However, with the increasing accessibility and popularity of the region, there are pressures for change. Community structure is in flux and the settlement undergoing expansion. Its future is uncertain, but its transformation into something different appears inevitable.

dc.titleStructure and change in a local holiday resort: Peaceful Bay, on the southern coast of Western Australia
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleUrban Policy and Research
dcterms.source.conferenceAUBEA 2004: Higher Education Shaping The Built Environment
dcterms.source.conference-start-date7-9 July 2004
dcterms.source.conferencelocationUniversity of Newcastle, NSW
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available
curtin.facultyDivision of Humanities
curtin.facultyDepartment of Social Sciences
curtin.facultyFaculty of Media, Society and Culture (MSC)

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