Málaga - a failed resort of the early twentieth century?

Barke, Mike and Mowl, Graham (2010) Málaga - a failed resort of the early twentieth century? Journal of Tourism History, 2 (3). pp. 187-212. ISSN 1755-182X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1755182X.2010.523145

Abstract

In the latter part of the nineteenth century the city of Málaga sought to develop a significant tourism function and, in northern Europe especially, became known as a potential winter resort for invalids. The city's suitability for this function was highly contested up to the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, mainly due to its reputation as insanitary and unhygienic. This reputation, based mainly on external perceptions and representations, arguably obscured the subsequent success of the city in developing as a tourist resort with a substantial domestic market. The paper traces the growth of the main tourist infrastructure from the late nineteenth century through to the 1930s and explores the role of key groups of actors in this process. The ways in which changes in the city's urban structure, including architectural qualities, were used to promote this functional change, are also demonstrated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: built environment, Spain, health, modernity, seaside resorts, urban tourism
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography
Depositing User: Mike Barke
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2012 12:25
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:23
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5712

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