The Tourist-Historic City
Retrospect and Prospect of Managing the Heritage CityBy
- G.J. Ashworth, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, PO Box 800, 9700-AV Groningen, The Netherlands
- J.E. Tunbridge, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, K1S 5B6, Canada
For teachers and advanced students in courses on heritage studies, cultural and heritage tourism, and more generally town planning, urban management and policy studies, and cultural policy studies; and practitioners in heritage resource management, urban conservation planning and management, urban tourism management and urban cultural policy.
Published: November 2000
...a new work for there are substantial changes in content, the book is much more attractive in presentation than its predecessor and it is made available by a different publisher... One of the great strengths of this work is its logical structure and clear presentation...they manage to make numerous strong statements, illustrate these with examples and at the same time, avoid the trap of over-generalization. The theoretical parts are illustrated with useful diagrams and case studies contain relevant maps and photographs... While the authors focus on urban areas rather than on tourism
per se, this book should be required reading for all those interested in or responsible for tourism in cities and towns, which include many of the most-visited destinations. It also has much to offer the urbanist and urban planner. It is an excellent example of a work with a strong analytical approach, which is not rooted in quantitative methodologies.
Geoffrey Wall, Tourism Recreation Research