1st Edition

Capacity Building Through Heritage Tourism An International Perspective

Edited By Surabhi Srivastava Copyright 2021
    228 Pages 16 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    228 Pages 16 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    228 Pages 16 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This volume provides a comprehensive account of the valuable tangible and intangible benefits of the development of heritage tourism. Tourism development is widely acknowledged as a crucial tool to foster the development of rural and urban areas. To this end, this book presents nine case studies from international authors that reflect how tourism development is helpful—economically, socially, and otherwise—for community capacity building. The case studies from the countries of Spain, Portugal, Australia, Dubai, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and India demonstrate the uses of various management strategies and methods for rural and urban areas, and cover some of the major topics related to community-based tourism, community capacity building, and community participation in developing heritage tourism. Chapters consider the conservation of heritage resources and tourism promotion of destinations that provide opportunities to local communities to strengthen their economies and social standards.

    Key features:

    • water conservation in urban landscape as natural, cultural, and historic tourism resources
    • spiritual and religious heritage tourism
    • cultural tourism and the support of public and private funds
    • economic development and its effect on cultural and natural resources
    • public-private-partnerships to ensure sustainable development
    • talent management challenges
    • tribal tourism and tribal festivals, which are the mirror of their culture and could be major tourist attractions

    The methodologies and proposed management strategies discussed by the book's researchers and professors will be  valuable for policymakers, administrators, tourism promoters, researchers, and academicians who are involved with the tourism industry.

    1. Water Conservation in the Urban Landscape Through Heritage and Capacity Building: The Case of Guimarães, Portugal

    Isabel Vaz de Freitas, Makhabbat Ramazanova, Ricardo Erasun Cortés, and Paulo Pereira Leite

    2. Capacity Building for Spiritual Heritage Tourism: The Case of India and Pakistan

    Anita Medhekar and Farooq Haq

    3. Strategies for Rural Tourism and the Recovery of Cultural Heritage: Case Study of La Vera, Spain

    Francisco Javier Castellano-Álvarez, María de la Cruz Del Rio-Rama, Amador Durán-Sánchez, and José Alvarez-García

    4. Cultural and Ecosystem Services from Natural Heritage Site: A Case of Sundarban

    Shafiqul Islam and Ummul Fatiha Binte Shafiq

    5. Subah-e-Banaras and Kashi Vishwanath Dham Corridor: An Addition in Heritage Tourism and New Age Tourism of Varanasi

    Pravin S. Rana, Sudhanshu Mani, and Shushant Kumar Kushwaha

    6. Heritage and Sustainable Development: Capacity Building through Tourism

    Isabel Vaz de Freitas and Michał Ryszard Koskowski

    7. PublicPrivate-Partnership: A Probable Panacea for Ecotourism Development in Anambra State, Nigeria

    Odum, Chigozie Jude, F. O. F. Onwudufor, and Uchenna Ngozi Arene

    8. Talent Management Challenges for Heritage Tourism and Rural Sustainability: A Case Study of Surajgarh Fort Heritage Hotel, India

    Ekta Sharma and Sandeep Sharma

    9. Tribal Tourism Development through Tribal Fairs in Rajasthan, India

    Surabhi Srivastava


    Surabhi Srivastava, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Om Kothari Institute of Management, Kota, Rajasthan. She was formerly a senior researcher at the University of Kota, India. Her core research area is exploring heritage tourism and the possibility of community development. She also studied tribal and nature tourism development with alternative tourism strategies. To date, she has authored five books on tourism development and has participated at and presented many research papers at national and international seminars and conferences. She has been teaching tourism management subjects for the last 20 years at various institutes in Lucknow, Kanpur, and Kota, India.