Flashcards in Geography- case study- T- UK coastal tourist resort- Blackpool Deck (9)
What are the black pool illuminations and how have they been upgraded?
A light show stretching along the central section of the sea front. It began in 1879 and has been upgraded several times with advancing technology (£10 million investment)
Why did Blackpool become a major tourist centre between 1900 and 1950?
-Factory workers could increasingly afford a holiday, travelling by train to the nearby coast
Why did Blackpool face a tourist decline after 1960
-as people's disposable incomes increased they preferred to try somewhere different
-soon package holidays abroad created huge competition
-summer weather in the uk was unreliable and put black pool at a disadvantage
-beach and sea water pollution
-it was no longer seen as a cool place to come on holiday
What did the number of visitors drop from 17 million to during the decline?
What did the average hotel occupancy rate fall to during the decline?
Where is Blackpool?
Located on the Lancashire coast in the North West of England
How did Blackpool respond to the decline?
- Blackpool attracted some private investment and local authority grants to upgrade hotels, turn outdoor pools into indoor leisure centres and increase car park provison
- Many smaller failing hotels were converted into self catering holiday flats.
- smartened up areas frequented by visitors (beaches had been cleaned and facilities improved)
What are some of black pools attractions?
Black pool tower
Blackpool pleasure beach (most visited attraction in the Uk- but numbers fell from 7 to 6 million between 2000 and 2005)