Tourists in Historic Towns examines the relationship of culture, heritage, conservation and tourism development in historic towns and urban centres, debating the impacts of tourism on historic towns and the role tourism plays in conservation and urban continuity. The main focus of the book is medium sized historic towns and historic quarters which are attractive to the tourist market, but historic quarters in large cities and smaller rural settlements are not excluded. Alongside over a hundred examples of historic towns, five historic towns are discussed as case studies: Granada, Spain; York, England; Mdina, Malta; Antalya, Turkey and Quedlingburg, Germany.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. The Historic Town. Case Study: The Albaicin Quarter of Granada, Spain. 2. The Tourist-Historic Town. Case Study: The City of York, England. 3. The Tourist Town. Case Study: The Walled Town of Mdina, Malta. 4. Decision Making for the Historic Environment. Case Study: The Old Town of Antalya, Turkey. 5. Planning for Tourism in Historic Towns. Case Study: World Heritage Site, Quedlinburg, Germany. 6. Heritage Management in Historic Towns. Conclusion.
'An important and timely book. This book will be of use to both professionals and students who are concerned with the costs and benefits of creating access to heritage resources.' Journal of Architectural Conservation
'The book is a useful contribution to the literature on tourism and conservation in historic towns,a topic which the author has so thoroughly researched.' Urban Design
'Well produced and contains much useful information.' - Journal of Environment Planning and Management
This book may be a useful tool for geographers and city authorities , as well as students, researchers, decision makers and professionals in the field of conservation and heritage management. For them, this book could represent a stimulus towards a new vision of tourism as an instrument of preservation and development of heritage.
Valuable for understanding the spatial morphology of historic areas and for defining the stakeholders in urban preservation. Useful for policymakers and planners, as well as nongovernmental organizations and private institutions working in the tourism sector. - APA Journal, Summer 2002