Tourism and regeneration - the Dover experience

S. Piotrowski, S. Page

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It has been predicted that the opening of the Channel Tunnel will make the town of Dover obsolete as a ferry point, leading to great job losses. To counter this threat the Dover Tourism Initiative has been established with the aim of making Dover a tourist attraction. The strategy to improve the appeal of Dover is outlined: improve the number and quality of hotels, restaurants and shops in the town, improve the presentation of historic sites, and build a new tourist attraction. The likely success of a new attraction being constructed, the White Cliffs Experience, is assessed. Some of the pitfalls of basing a local economy on tourism are outlined. -N.Davey
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-26
Number of pages3
JournalTown and Country Planning
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1991


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