Railway Heritage and Tourism: Global Perspectives

Railway Heritage and Tourism: Global Perspectives


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Railway Heritage and Tourism: Global Perspectives by Geoffrey R. Bird

This is the first book of its kind to examine railway heritage in the context of tourism in a comprehensive, internationally relevant manner. It explores the challenges faced by developers and operators of railway heritage destinations including financial, legal and managerial sustainability in the modern tourism industry. These themes are exemplified by a variety of case studies of railway heritage in tourism from regions around the world including North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Australasia. The volume will be of particular interest to scholars of cultural tourism as well as researchers and practitioners of industrial heritage tourism, along with graduate and senior undergraduate students.

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ISBN-13: 9781845414382
Publisher: Channel View Publications
Publication date: 05/15/2014
Series: Tourism and Cultural Change Series , #37
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.99(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Michael V. Conlin is a professor in the Okanagan School of Business, Canada. His research focuses on cultural and heritage tourism and industrial cultural heritage. Recent publications include Mining Heritage and Tourism (edited with L. Jolliffe, 2011).

Geoffrey R. Bird is a professor at Royal Roads University, Canada. His research interests include cultural and heritage tourism and remembrance tourism. He is the co-author of Transforming Communities through Tourism (with C. Fisher, B. White & T. Hood, 2009).

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