The Tourism Life Cycle in a Small New Zealand Town

How residents of a tourist destination quickly go from welcoming visitors to shunning them

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Doxey’s Irridex
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Kaikoura’s whale watching tours turned the town into a popular destination
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Figure 1. Annual whale watching in Kaikoura, 1998–2016
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Figure 2. Annual guest nights in Kaikoura, 2008–2016

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