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1

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)

2

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

3

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

4

What did the number of visitors drop from 17 million to during the decline?

11 million

5

What did the average hotel occupancy rate fall to during the decline?

25%

6

Where is Blackpool?

Located on the Lancashire coast in the North West of England

8

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)

9

What are some of black pools attractions?

Blackpool illuminations
Black pool tower
Tower ballroom
Blackpool pleasure beach (most visited attraction in the Uk- but numbers fell from 7 to 6 million between 2000 and 2005)

10

Who is attracted to black pool today?

Day trippers
Stag and hen parties

It is now promoting itself as a shopping and conference centre

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