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Long Live the Product: In the first place I must thank most sincerely the authors whose writings appear in this and the accompanying volume. They have done most of the academic work in terms of their contributions, and it is a truism to say the books would not have appeared without their efforts.

Of all the people I approached, some old friends, some former students and hopefully still friendssome recent acquaintances and some known only to me by their writings, only one did not reply, and only one was finally unable to contribute a chapter.

Some responded early 5. Virtually all wrote exactly what was asked of them, sometimes at rather short notice, all took my comments and suggestions in good spirit and some have even yet to take me up on the offer of a beer. Perhaps above all, I wish to thank them for finding the TALC of interest and using it in the first place.

Second of course, there are those involved in the publication of the books. At the University of Surrey, my long-suffering secretary Margaret Williamson and at various times, Malcolm Thompson, for assistance with Word and word processing, and Paul Fuller and John Briggs for rescuing various items from faulty laptops and illegible files on more than one occasion.

At Channel View publications, first and foremost, Mike Grover, for his support, particularly as this project grew from one book of 80, words and 15 chapters to one book of about 20 chapters, and then to two books of nearly 40 chapters and overwords in total, and to his family team, whose efforts I appreciate greatly.

Third, there is the general support team. Many good arguments, parties, football matches and above all, incomparable folk singing on his side contributed greatly if tangentially at times, to the final product.

There are also many more graduate and undergraduate students, unfortunately too many to list, at Western ix x Acknowledgements and at the University of Surrey who have used the model and also helped in its development. Since in particular, many colleagues have assisted greatly, either by using the model including all those featured in these volumesor by just being there to talk, and to share ideas and good times.

Some legitimately might feel their research should be included or may be relieved it is not! Klaus Meyer-Arendt, Paul Wilkinson, Ngaire Douglas and Gerda Priestly especially are also owed apologies for apparently being ignored, but only by noninclusion of papers I can assure them. They have eventually won and I am very grateful, not only for their support and encouragement, but for the ideas, suggestions mostly and willingness to lose sandpits, rooms and furniture buried under TALC-related material for far too long.

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More formally and finally, I should also like to thank the Canadian Association of Geographers, not only for publishing the article in The Canadian Geographer in the first place, but also for giving me permission to reproduce the original article. I trust this book will relieve some pressure on their office at McGill University by reducing the number of requests for copies!

And, as the reader will find in going through the various chapters in the two volumes of this book, the Tourism Area Life Cycle TALC is one of the most cited and contentious areas of tourism knowledge. The TALC has gone on to become one of the best known theories of destination growth and change within the field of tourism studies.

As the second volume highlights, there is a substantial body of contested theory and concepts that surround the TALC. Moreover, the two volumes together highlight the manner in which theory informs the development and generation of tourism knowledge, the importance of understanding the intellectual history of tourism ideas, and the disciplinary dimensions of tourism studies.

These come from a number of different areas of knowledge, are applied at different scales, and often seek to tackle different dimensions of understanding destination change. Nevertheless, they highlight the importance of the intellectual history of ideas in tourism, and of the intellectual heritage of the TALC in particular.

Some of these issues are discussed at the outset of this volume in terms of the foundations of the TALC, however readers seeking to gain a wider appreciation and understanding of the TALC will need to read this section in conjunction with the discussions of the second volume.

Nevertheless, it is readily apparent that the TALC remains one of the most oft-cited works in tourism studies even if many people have never read the original article and have instead only read interpretations of it in textbooks or journals.

It commences with a reproduction of the original article from The Canadian Geographer and is followed by a chapter by Butler on the origins of the TALC. Being able to easily access the original article will be helpful to many students of tourism but the opportunity to read Butler discussing its background will be especially welcome.

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As noted in the introduction to the second volume, being able to encounter such a variety of insights into the TALC helps readers gain an appreciation not only of the significance of the TALC but also its intellectual history.

In the case of Butler revisiting the origins of the TALC we see the significance of authors active in the s and s rarely cited in contemporary tourism studies, such as Roy Wolfe and Charles Stansfield, as well as even earlier authors from the s and s.

These reflections highlight that in tourism research, as in other fields of knowledge, the generation of ideas rarely occurs in isolation and instead needs to be understood in relation to its personal and intellectual context.

The first section also includes a chapter by Lagiewski that provides an overview of some of the writings that have utilised the TALC and a chapter by Haywood that seeks to relate the TALC to understandings of destination change. The Haywood chapter in particular should be read in conjunction with the chapter by the same author in the second volume, which notes the extent to which concepts of life cycle and change have been poorly understood and appreciated by the tourism industry itself.

As the introduction to Volume 2 notes, such a situation reflects the need for a broader understanding of the processes of the diffusion of tourism knowledge that the various contributions to the two volumes partly illustrate.

The second section of this volume deals with examples of the implementation of the TALC. The reflections by Hovinen are particularly welcome as he was the first person to empirically apply the TALC to a specific location Hovinen, Indeed, there are a number of chapters in this volume that illustrate the value of reflection on previous work and reconsiderations of its application.

Similarly, Lundgren provides an empirical examination of TALC with respect to the eastern townships of Quebec, locations in which he has previously undertaken substantial research.We tap in to the latest event technology, look at some record-breaking ideas to increase staff morale and client relations, and debate your day-to-day issues.

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