Cultural Tourism: The Partnership Between Tourism and Cultural Heritage Management

Cultural Tourism: The Partnership Between Tourism and Cultural Heritage Management

by bob Mckercher, hilary du cros
     
 

The authors, a tourism specialist and a cultural heritage management expert, present a model for a working partnership between tourism professionals and cultural heritage professionals, integrating management theory and practice from both disciplines. They examine the roles of tangible and intangible heritage, describe differences between cultural tourism products and… See more details below

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The authors, a tourism specialist and a cultural heritage management expert, present a model for a working partnership between tourism professionals and cultural heritage professionals, integrating management theory and practice from both disciplines. They examine the roles of tangible and intangible heritage, describe differences between cultural tourism products and cultural heritage assets, and develop a classification system for cultural tourists and assessment criteria for cultural and heritage assets with tourism potential. McKercher teaches in the Department of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Du Cros is a research fellow at the same institution. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789011053
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Defining Cultural Tourism
  • Conceptualizing Cultural Tourism—A Thematic Approach
  • The Key Issue: Linking Cultural Heritage Management and Tourism Management
  • Chapter 2. Challenges in Achieving Sustainable Cultural Tourism
  • Introduction
  • Culture and Tourism—Collaborators or Competitors?
  • The Independent Evolution of Tourism and Cultural Heritage
  • Seven Possible Relationships Between Tourism and Cultural Heritage Management
  • The Consequences
  • The Solution?
  • Chapter 3. How Tourism Works
  • Introduction
  • The Nature of Tourism
  • Attractions Drive Tourism
  • Factors Influencing Visitation Levels
  • Tourist Behavior
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 4. Cultural Heritage Management
  • Introduction
  • Core Concepts
  • Cultural Heritage Management and Tourism
  • Negative and Positive Impacts of Tourism
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 5. Tangible Heritage
  • Introduction
  • Process-Driven Conservation of Tangible Cultural Heritage
  • The Scope of Tangible Heritage Assets
  • Cultural Significance of Heritage Assets
  • Authenticity
  • Tourism, Authenticity, and Commodification
  • Visitor Accessibility to Tangible Heritage Assets
  • Consultation As an Important Element of the Management Process
  • Chapter 6. Intangible Heritage and Its Management
  • Introduction
  • Recognition of Intangible Cultural Heritage Management
  • Intangible Heritage Assets—Management and Tourism Issues
  • Authenticity and Cultural Space
  • Tourism and Changes to Intangible Heritage
  • Culturally Appropriate and Sustainable Use of Assets
  • Stakeholder Consultation in Setting Management Priorities
  • Chapter 7. Cultural Tourism Products—A Regional Perspective
  • Introduction
  • Products
  • Benefits of Adopting a Marketing Approach to Product Development
  • Hierarchy of Attractions
  • Developing Cultural Tourism Attractions
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 8. Commodification, Environmental Bubbles, and Cultural Tourism Products
  • Introduction
  • Consumption—Strangeness versus Familiarity and the Environmental Bubble
  • Creating Cultural Tourism Products or Attractions
  • Tactics
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 9. The Cultural Tourism Market: A Cultural Tourism Typology
  • Introduction
  • Who Are Cultural Tourists?
  • A Typology of Cultural Tourists: Recognizing Different Shades of Cultural Tourists
  • Five Types of Cultural Tourists
  • Testing the Model: Hong Kong As a Case Study
  • Implications for Cultural Tourism
  • Chapter 10. Gatekeepers
  • Introduction
  • Using Cultural and Heritage Assets to Brand a Destination
  • The Role of Gatekeepers in Conveying Messages
  • Effect of Many Gatekeepers on the Message Passed to the Tourist
  • Chapter 11. Assessment
  • Introduction
  • Assessing the Tourism Potential of Assets
  • Considering the Wider Context
  • Understanding the Asset in Its Setting
  • Asset Specific Issues: “Place” and Cultural Spaces
  • Stakeholder and Consultation Issues
  • People, Skills, and Financial Resources
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 12. Asset Auditing and Planning
  • Introduction
  • An Audit Model
  • An Audit Procedure
  • Testing the Procedure—Hong Kong
  • Planning
  • Chapter 13. Marketing
  • Introduction
  • Marketing As a Management Tool
  • Unique Features of Marketing in Cultural Tourism
  • Thinking Strategically
  • Sustainable Competitive Advantages
  • Role of Research
  • Putting It Together—The Marketing Plan
  • The Four Ps—The Marketing Mix
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 14. Presentation and Management of Heritage Assets
  • Introduction
  • Reinvestment of Revenue in Conservation As One Benefit of Tourism
  • Fees and Levies Raised at the Source
  • Epilogue
  • References
  • Index

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