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.
Dr Dallen J. Timothy is Professor of Community Resources and Development, Director of the Tourism Development and Management Program, and Senior Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University. He is also Visiting Professor of Heritage Tourism at the University of Sunderland, England, and Adjunct Professor of Geography at Indiana University. Professor Timothy is Editor of the Journal of Heritage Tourism and serves on the editorial boards of twelve international journals. His primary research interests include cultural heritage; tourism and sustainable development; globalization processes and supranationalism; political boundaries and border issues; biodiversity and tourism impacts; religion, conflict and security; immigration and global diasporas; and peripheral region dynamics.
Chapter 1: Cultural Heritage and Tourism Section 1 Chapter 2: Consumption of Culture: Heritage Demand and Experience Chapter 3: Heritage Supply: Attractions and Services Chapter 4: Spatial Perspectives and Heritage Resources Chapter 5: Looking for Something Real: Heritage, Tourism and Elusive Authenticity Chapter 6: Tourism and the Politics of Heritage Chapter 7: The Need to Conserve the Past: The Impacts of Tourism Chapter 8: Protective Legislation and Conservation Organizations Chapter 9: Protecting the Past for Today: Heritage Conservation and Tourism Chapter 10: Telling the Story: Interpreting the Past for Visitors Chapter 11: Planning Principles and Cultural Heritage Destinations Chapter 12: Marketing the Past for Today Chapter 13: Raising Revenue and Managing Visitors Section 2 Chapter 14: Museums and Living Heritage Centers Chapter 15: Archaeological Sites and Monuments Chapter 16: Landscapes of the Elite and the Ordinary Chapter 17: The Industrial Past Chapter 18: Religious Sites and Pilgrimage Chapter 19: Diaspora, Roots and Personal Heritage Tourism Chapter 20: Indigenous Heritage and Living Culture Chapter 21: Dark Tourism and Sites of Atrocity Chapter 22: Conclusion