1st Edition

Managing World Heritage Sites

By Anna Leask, Alan Fyall Copyright 2006
    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    World Heritage Sites are some of the most recognised locations around the world. They include natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier and cultural ones such as the Pyramids at Giza, the Walled City of Baku in Azerbaijan and the Historic Centre of Riga in Latvia. The responsibility to manage them successfully and ensure that the resources are not damaged by visitors, war or environment is therefore vital.

    Managing World Heritage Sites covers the management issues encountered at cultural and natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites). WHS sites are high profile and as their designation states they are unique. They are often government owned and subject to political debate, they have iconic status and are therefore crucial to national tourism industries, and often involve a large number of stakeholders within their management structures. This text considers all of these aspects in arriving at solutions for site management principles. In 12 chapters and 5 case studies it covers issues such as WHS designation, marketing, visitor management, revenue generation and management. Each chapter will examine the management issues associated with managing heritage within the WH Sites, making clear use of management practices to apply the theory.

    Managing World Heritage Sites:
    • Includes international case studies such as World Heritage Sites in the Americas, Machupicchu, Stonehenge, Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia, Megalithic Temples of Malta.• Is authored by an international contributor team of well known and respected experts in this field
    • Has a user friendly and logical structure including aims, introduction, case study, conclusion, references and websites and examples best practice.
    • 5 specific case study chapters including a location map, an explanation of key issues, conclusion, and questions for self-study

    Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Editors and contributors; Foreword; Professor Henry Cleere; Preface; List of abbreviations; Part One Introduction to World Heritage Sites; 1 World Heritage Site Designation: Anna Leask; 2 Implementing the World Heritage Convention: What happens after listing?: C. Michael Hall; Part Two Management of World Heritage Sites; 3 Stakeholders and Community Participation: Sue Millar; 4 Marketing Issues and World Heritage Sites: Stephen W. Boyd and Dallen J. Timothy; 5 Destination Management: An Holistic Approach. Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City: Bryn Parry; 6 Visitor Management at World Heritage Sites: Myra Shackley; Part Three Generating and Managing Revenue; 7 Tourism’s Contribution to World Heritage Site Management: Janet Cochrane & Richard Tapper; 8 Juxtaposing the Timeless and the Ephemeral: Staging Festivals and Events at World Heritage Sites: Melanie Smith, Elizabeth Carnegie & Martin Robertson; 9 Information Communication Technology Applications for World Heritage Site Management: Dimitrios Buhalis, Ruth Owen and Daniel Pletinckx; Part Four Strategy; 10 Strategy and Policy for the World Heritage Convention: Goals, Practices and Future Solutions: Greg J. Ashworth and Bart J.J. van der Aa; The Future Market for World Heritage Sites: Alan Fyall and Tijana Rakic; Part Five Case Studies; 12 Visitor Management Issues at Stonehenge, UK: Peter Mason and I-Ling Kuo; 13 Sustainable Development in Tourism: A Proposition for Machupicchu, Peru: Otto Regalado-Pezua and Jesus Arias-Valencia; 14 Managing Visitor Impacts at Lijiang, China: Hilary du Cros ; 15 Managing an urban World Heritage Site: The development of the Cultural Avenue Project in Budapest: Laszlo Puczko and Tamara Ratz; 16 Tourism Development, Empowerment and the Tibetan Minority: Jiuzhaigou National Nature Reserve, China: Li Fung Mei Sarah; 17 World Heritage Sites in the Americas: Dallen J. Timothy and Stephen W. Boyd; 18 World Heritage Listing: The Case of Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), China: Li Fung Mei Sarah and Trevor Sofield; 19 The Neolithic Temples of Malta: Towards a Re-evaluation of Heritage: Nadia Theuma and Rueben Grima; 20 The Rainforest Ways: Managing Tourism in the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia: Jo Mackellar and Ros Derrett; Conclusion; Index


    Anna Leask, Alan Fyall