Cultural Heritage and Tourism

The book delves into this vast form of tourism by providing a comprehensive examination of its issues, current debates, concepts and practices.

Cultural Heritage and Tourism

One of the most salient forms of modern-day tourism is based on the heritage of humankind. The majority of all global travel entails some element of the cultural past, as hundreds of millions of people visit cultural attractions, heritage festivals, and historic places each year. The book delves into this vast form of tourism by providing a comprehensive examination of its issues, current debates, concepts and practices. It looks at the social, physical and economic impacts, which cause destinations, site managers and interpreters to consider not only how to plan and manage resources but also how to portray the past in ways that are acceptable, accurate, accessible and politically relevant. In the process, however, the depth of heritage politics, the authenticity and inauthenticity of place and experience, and the urgent need to protect living and built cultures are exposed. The book explores these and many other current issues surrounding the management of cultural resources for tourism. In order to help students relate concepts to real-world situations it combines theory and practice, is student learning oriented, is written accessibly for all readers and is empirically rich.

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Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Language: en
Pages: 509
Authors: Dallen J. Timothy
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Channel View Publications

"One of the most salient forms of modern-day tourism is based on the heritage of humankind. The majority of all global travel entails some element of the cultural past, as hundreds of millions of people visit cultural attractions, heritage festivals, and historic places each year. The book delves into this
Heritage and Tourism
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Russell Staiff, Robyn Bushell, Steve Watson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-26 - Publisher: Routledge

The complex relationship between heritage places and people, in the broadest sense, can be considered dialogic, a communicative act that has implications for both sides of the ‘conversation’. This is the starting point for Heritage and Tourism . However, the ‘dialogue’ between visitors and heritage sites is complex. ‘Visitors’ have,
Cultural Heritage and Tourism in the Developing World
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Dallen J. Timothy, Gyan P. Nyaupane
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-18 - Publisher: Routledge

Cultural Heritage and Tourism in the Developing World is the first book of its kind to synthesize global and regional issues, challenges, and practices related to cultural heritage and tourism, specifically in less-developed nations. The importance of preservation and management of cultural heritage has been realized as an increasing number
Mining Heritage and Tourism
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Michael V. Conlin, Lee Jolliffe
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-04 - Publisher: Routledge

Many former mining areas have now lost their industrial function and are now turning to tourism for regional revitalization and community economic development. The transformation process of these industrial, and in some cases derelict, mining sites and landscapes into an area of interest for tourists is a major challenge both
World Heritage and Tourism
Language: en
Pages: 104
Authors: Bailey Ashton Adie
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-16 - Publisher: Routledge

This book provides a comprehensive discussion of the phenomenon of World Heritage tourism through a critical, global perspective that encompasses both supply and demand. Individual chapters critically engage with four main topics crucial to this subject area. A chapter on visitors defines the World Heritage tourist segment, highlighting on-site behavior