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Cities as Creative Spaces for Cultural Tourism: A Plea for the Consideration of History


Walker, M, Cities as Creative Spaces for Cultural Tourism: A Plea for the Consideration of History, Papers and Proceedings of the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture International Conference, 19-21 November 2009, 19-21 November 2009, Istanbul, pp. 3-18. (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]


Cultural tourism around the world is big business. Tourism stakeholders within tourism destinations understandably work hard to develop brands and images that entice cultural tourists to visit. However, when tourism stakeholders involved in this process do not prioritise host community selfknowledge, cultural integrity is compromised and cultural distortion inevitably arises. The purpose of this paper is to raise the issue of congruity between tourism brand and tourist experience, and to make a plea for the consideration of history in the imaging, branding and interpretation processes. The conclusion is that the effective use of local history can illuminate host community self-knowledge for the benefit of both cultural tourist and host community.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:cities, cultural tourism, history, images, identity, authenticity
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Historical studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Walker, M (Dr Marian Walker)
ID Code:60743
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2010-02-17
Last Modified:2015-03-25

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