An investigation into whether tourism will act as an economic regenerator in Barry Island's future
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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The purpose of the research was to investigate the intriguing question of Barry Island's future in relation to tourism. The once exceedingly popular seaside destination in south Wales, that attracted many a tourist in the early nineteenth century, experienced culture and economic changes that saw the resort descend into decline. Therefore the dissertation looked to answer the question of what Barry Island's future holds, and therefore the overall aim of the investigation was to find out whether aspects of tourism would act as one of the main economic regenerators in the future of Barry Island. In order to carry out the investigation and answer the question, chapters were categorised by topics including an Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results and Discussion, and Conclusion. Secondary research was gathered from within books, journals and internet sites to research the existing literature available regarding the topic. Primary research was then attained through two face-to-face, semi-structured interviews and a series of e-mails, in order to discover whether any proposed development plans were set to be carried out within Barry in the near future. The information gained from the research, in particular from the primary research, informed the researcher that there are regeneration plans that arc proposed to be carried out within Barry and Barry Island in the near future. It was also established that tourism does intend on acting once more as one of the main economic regenerators in Barry's future, as this is the desire of the Vale Council, to improve the current situation of the region.
BA (Hons) Tourism Management
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