Literature on tourism development in
converted cities or new districts of
polycentric cities emphasises planned
processes to create attractions, often
resulting in standardised tourism zones.
The demands and experience of tourists
themselves have been neglected. Qualitative
research with overseas visitors to new
tourism areas suggests that character and
sense of place that visitors enjoy derives
from a combination of unlike elements,
'lashed up' to create a distinctive place, in
which everyday life plays an important role.
Rather than familiar stories of conflict
between 'hosts' and 'guests', the emphasis
in some areas is on conviviality among
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