Cultural Resources for Tourism: Patterns, Processes and by Myriam Jansen-verbeke, Gerda K. Priestley, Antonio P. Russo

By Myriam Jansen-verbeke, Gerda K. Priestley, Antonio P. Russo

The cultural background of areas and groups is shortly being rediscovered and valorised as a motive force in construction cultural identification and as a ubiquitous source for dynamizing cultural actions. This procedure may end up in the improvement of cultural capital with transparent territorial hyperlinks and, as such, a beneficial incubation for growing sustainable and aggressive sorts of cultural tourism. learn on cultural assets for tourism implies either a multidisciplinary process and methodological techniques to accommodate any such advanced phenomenon. The problem to spot and map cultural background components - tangible and intangible - in a pan ecu context has lately been handled within the ESPON venture 1.3.3 (2004-2006). loss of enough definitions, terrible databases, and a exhibit of nationwide and zone adjustments in coming near near tradition as 'resource' for improvement was once the ultimate stability of that explorative undertaking. those findings have caused extra case learn study into the research of cultural historical past, that is encapsulated during this booklet. This ebook differs from others on cultural tourism via its emphasis on spatial dynamics, via reading position and behaviour styles in several tourism locations, by way of selecting the parameters of swap caused by means of tourism and, now not the least bit, trial and blunder examples in coverage making. The ebook features a wealthy number of case stories typically from in every single place Europe (but additionally together with instances set in Israel, Cairo and India), representing the perspectives and findings of 21 overseas researchers and students in cultural tourism, scanning detailed occasions to be able to become aware of the typical dynamics and affects of tourismification. the ultimate aim is to suggest constant instructions for coverage, in accordance with empirical insights. The ebook contributes considerably to the knowledge of cultural variety and territorial identification, at the one hand, and to the dynamics of tourism, at the different, all of that are key concerns in neighborhood and nearby making plans and administration. As such, they need to be a resource of thought for policy-makers and an eye-opener for college kids, researchers and specialists within the box of cultural history and tourism and, with a bit of luck, an engaging digital journey - from Savonlinna to Cairo, from Santiago de Compostela to Sibiu - crossing and getting to know a kaleidoscope of colorful and precise cultural landscapes and tourismscapes.

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G. websites, tourist brochures). The way tourism is spatially organized strongly depends partly on the location and current function of historical landmarks and partly on the morphological and functional characteristics of the immediate surroundings. In addition, the imprint on the mental map of visitors is assumed to be an important factor explaining their spatial behavior pattern. This can vary from one or more single icons in the tourist’s mental map to images of a historic cityscape including various elements (monuments, squares, canals and artifacts).

However, most case studies, including this one, have a limited potential for drawing general conclusions. In terms of destination management, some practical recommendations can be made to the local authorities about urban zoning and planning of routes, about traffic management and pedestrianization, licenses for pubs and shops, etc. Structural collaboration across the sectors between different local organizations and departments such as culture, events, tourism, economy and retail commerce in order to outline a common viewpoint or consensus on the future of the historic cityscape, would appear to be further away.

This cross sectional task implies that models for a creative use of cultural resources need to be unique and innovative in order to be competitive in the cultural tourism market (Richards and Wilson, 2006). The specific context of the multifunctional inner city must be taken into account in every study of urban tourism dynamics. Identification of the role of cultural heritage in the development of the urban tourismscape needs to go far beyond the spatial analysis of urban morphology and visitors’ walking routes.

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