GEOG 327 Lecture Notes - Billy Butlin, Holiday Camp, Wickaninnish

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Peter murphy: community networking for local tourism entrepreneurs. How communities can and have worked with tourism entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur: fulfilling a business opportunity for self and community benefit. Local tourism market: realistic appraisal of its resources and competitive position. Many people don"t, they overlook the fact that they aren"t unique, there are intervening opportunities between where the tourists originate and there, not enough attractions. Must have enough attraction to keep people overnight - $ accommodation, $ meals etc. Host community: work within ecomuseum concept retaining three things the best of the past (heritage & character), developing the present (existing socio-economic structure), with an eye on the future (aspirations). Billy butlin developed holiday camps in the uk in 1930"s, based on eaton"s staff summer camps (in. Butlin was lobbyist for paid annual vacations, spoke with communities to see if they were interested in the camps (very rural with good access via rail)

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