International Cultural Tourism
management, implications and casesBy
- David Leslie, Reader in Tourism, Glasgow Caledonian University
- Marianna Sigala, Lecturer in Hotel and Hospitality Management, The Scottish Hotel School, University of Strathclyde, UK
Level 2/3 undergraduates on BA programmes for tourism, leisure, heritage, geography, culture and arts; practitioners of cultural tourism attractions, events and resources management.
Published: June 2005
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
"The impressive collection of authors demonstrates a truly international forum. ...the thematic approach to cultural tourism makes this book simple and straightforward. Covering a wide range of international destinations and placing theory next to practical examples allows for readers of all backgrounds to gain a better understanding of the role that cultural tourism plays in tourism development today. The book well supports its desire to stimulate debate on the future of cultural tourism by discussing not only the current state of cultural icons in different societies, but the possible changing role that technology will have in the selling and commodification of these icons. Likewise, the book examines how technological advances are changing the way that heritage and culture fit into our worlds, a topic that is increasingly relevant, particularly in developing nations where the affects of such rapid change are so dramatically felt." -Rebekka Goodmana, Department of Geography, University of Exeter, UK