Butler's life cycle model

A model is a simplification of the real world used to better understand reality.

Professor Richard Butler suggested a model for the life cycle of a tourist destination which has a number of stages:

Butler's resort life cycle model: exploration, involvement, development, consolidation, stagnation. From there, the resort either goes into decline or rejuvenation.
Butler's resort life cycle model: exploration, involvement, development, consolidation, stagnation. From there, the resort either goes into decline or rejuvenation.

Stage 1 - Exploration

Few tourist facilities, visited by only a small number of adventurous travellers

Changes in tourism