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Flashcards in The Butler's Model (Blackpool, England) Deck (19):
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Amount

£300 million bid on Super Casino

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Attractions

Town lights
City centre
Shopping centre
The coast
Illuminations
Pleasure beach
Shows
Conference hall

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Town lights

Attracts customers in day and night

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City centre

Pedestrianised and planting,paving, lighting added

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Shopping centre

Redeveloped- Houndshill Shopping Centre

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The coast

Sea defences replace with 'Spanish steps' to protect coast and improve tourism

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Illuminations

Light show in Autumn to increase tourist season

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Conference hall

Labour Party holds conferences here

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Pleasure beach

UKs most visited attraction- theme park

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Where is Blackpool

Lancashire coast in North-West England

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When did it become a popular tourist destination

19th century to serve inhabitants of northern industrial towns
Boomed between 1900 and 1950

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The Supercasino

Blackpool's solution to the recession was to be home to the first UK supercasino like those in Las Vegas
20,000 jobs and £2 million would have been generated
Lost the casino to Manchester

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Blackpool's unemployment rate before development

3.6%

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Domestic tourism (General)

Domestic tourism

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Peak in UK seaside holidays and visitors (General)

Peaked in the mid 1970s- 49 million annually

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UK tourism economy (General)

£70 million a year with 27.7 million overseas visitors spending over £13 million of this sum

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Restaurant and hotel respective earnings (General)

Restaurant- £20 billion
Hotels- £16 billion

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New hotels (General)

100 between September 2004 and December 2005

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London eye (General)

3.7 million visitors a day

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