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1st Edition

International Cultural Tourism

ISBN 9780750663120
Published July 12, 2005 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

International Cultural Tourism: management, implications and cases provides a comprehensive exploration of the management, operations and marketing of cultural tourism attractions and resources in a global context.

Topics explored include:

* For the first time, an evaluation of the use and transformational impact of global media and new ICT in the management and marketing of cultural tourism attractions and resources.
* The changing nature of the global cultural tourism marketplace (including demand, supply, product development and political changes).
* Consumer behaviour, profiles and motivations of cultural tourists.
* Environmental performance, management and wider issues of social and cultural sustainability.

Written by a team of contributors from Australia, Hong Kong, UK, US, Canada, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa and Finland, this text provides a thoroughly global insight into the issues and techniques involved in the successful management and marketing of cultural attractions.

* An overview of the way in which cultural tourism resources and attractions are managed and marketed in a global context.
* Analysis of the demand, profiles and motivation of tourists
* An investigation of the transformational and dynamic impacts of new technologies on cultural resources and products
* International contributor team provide case studies from first-hand experience and research

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION. Marianna Sigala and David Leslie

Part 1: Overview of Heritage and Cultural Tourism & Products

Chapter 1. Heritage and Cultural Tourism: A Marketing-Focused Approach. Evangelos Christou

Chapter 2. The Marketing of Australian cultural tourist attractions: a case study from Sydney. Ian McDonnell and Christine Burton

Chapter 3. Culture as a component of the hospitality product. Wil Munsters and Daniela Freund de Klumbis

Chapter 4. Cultural tourism packages. The role of smart cards in the Alps. Harald Pechlaner & Dagmar Abfalter

Part 2: Operations and Facilities Management

Chapter 5. Operational management of cultural and heritage sites. Harry Coccossis

Chapter 6. Cultural tourism attractions and environmental performance. David Leslie

Chapter 7. Cultural tourists in a cultural capital – Helsinki. Arvo Peltonen

Chapter 8. Cultural Tourism in South Africa: a case study of cultural villages from a developing country perspective. Dimitri Tassiopoulos and Nancy Nuntsu

Part 3: Environmental management and sustainability

Chapter 9. Sustainability and Environmental Management. David Leslie

Chapter 10. Effective community involvement in the development and sustainability of cultural tourism: an exploration in the case of New Lanark. David Leslie

Chapter 11. Managing Stonehenge: the tourism impact and the impact on tourism. Ian Baxter and Christopher Chippendale

Chapter 12. Templo Mayor: evolution and rediscovery. Sustaining Mexico’s Ancient Cultural Heritage. Adriana E. Estrada-González

Part 4: New Media and Technologies

Chapter 13. New Media and Technologies: Trends and Management Issues for Cultural Tourism. Marianna Sigala

Chapter 14. In search of post-modern online authenticity: assessing the quality of learning experiences at Marianna Sigala

Chapter 15. Intelligent information interactions for cultural tourism destinations. S. Christodoulakis. Stavros Christodoulakis, Fotis Kazasis, George Anestis and Nektarios Moumoutzis

Chapter 16. Destination Information, Marketing and Management Systems and sustainable heritage tourism development. Dorothea Papathanasiou-Zuhrt and Odysseas Sakellaridis

CONCLUSION. Marianna Sigala and David Leslie

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