Modélisation de la fréquentation touristique du Mont-Saint-Michel : approche systémique et prospective

Abstract : The Mont Saint-Michel have been part of large-scale pilot project that aims to restore the maritime setting of the site and improve visitor access and experience. This project has led to a major change in how the site can be accessed and visited. Mont Saint-Michel hosts nearly 2.5 million visitors every year. To better manage and control tourist flows in a sustainable manner, the local tourism association is need of decision-making tools.To address this issue, two complmentary tools based on observation and modelling approaches were devlopped. They were designed to shd light on the patterns of tourism flows and also on how the tourism system responds to the proposed management planning. an observatory identifies and monitors the main elements of this tourism system. A dynamic model based on the data generated by the Mont Saint-Michel before and after restoration of the visitor access. It simulated visitor itiniraries and practices and pinpointed the areas and the periods likely to be probematical for visitors and tourism managers. Tourism managers can thus not only use this toool to anticipate and avoid difficulties and to adjust some of the obervatory's monitoring protocols. The combination of both field-based tools will be useful for buiding realistic scenarios that can address the ever-changingissues that tourism managers confront. In addition, the application of these tools offers a new perspective on tourist flows at Mont Saint-Michel, particulary in light of the recent, major changes in visitor access and experience.
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Cécile Guégan. Modélisation de la fréquentation touristique du Mont-Saint-Michel : approche systémique et prospective. Géographie. Université de Bretagne occidentale - Brest, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012BRES0100⟩. ⟨tel-02071343⟩

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