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1

Which stage of the Butler Model is Blackpool in?

Rejuvenation/decline

2

What makes Blackpool an attractive resort?

The beach

Affordable accommodation

The pier

Blackpool Tower

The historic and beautiful trams

Amusements

3

What two factors meant that Blackpool's tourist industry could grow?

It's position and accessibility

4

Why was the Industrial Revolution important for the growth of tourism in Blackpool?

Lancashire became a major industrial area and the workers and their families visited Blackpool for short holidays and outings because it was close by.

5

When did the railway line to Blackpool open?

1846

6

Which two motorways go to Blackpool?

M55 and M6

7

In what decade was the Pleasure Park developed?

1960s

8

What has had a negative impact on Blackpool's image?

Stag and hen parties

9

What % did visitor numbers decline per year?

2

10

What has fallen by 50% in 15 years?

The average length of stay.

11

By what % is accommodation stock shrinking

1.6%

12

Name two environmental problems caused by tourism in Blackpool.

Beach and sea pollution

Traffic congestion causing air pollution on Bank Holidays

13

Name two economic problems to do with tourism in Blackpool.

Unemployment out of season

 

Cheap package holidays to the Mediterranean take ragular visitors away.

14

Name two social problems in Blackpool.

Overcrowding and traffic jams on Bank Holidays

 

Families are frightened off by the binge drinking culture of stag and hen dos.

15

What does the Talbot Gateway include?

46 hotels 142 homes a new court police headquarters retailing units

16

What three types of transport were modernised?

The tram - including an extension of the route

 

The train station

 

Blackpool airport

17

Why was Hounds Hill Shopping Centre built?

To provide a covered attraction for bad weather

18

Name two ways in which Blackpool tried to regnerate.

Painting the tower

Building the Pepsi Max ride

Creating a new tram

19

What has had a £10million investment?

The Illuminations

20

What did Blackpool lose out to Manchester on?

A Super Casino

21

Has regeneration been successful?

No. There is only a 22% occupancy rate in hotels and B&Bs.