Heritage Tourism
Themes in Tourism Series

By Stephen Boyd & Timothy Dallen
Longman / Pearson Education
October 2002
ISBN: 0-582-36970-3
328 Pages
$72.50 paper original

Heritage Tourism provides a comprehensive review of the main issues and concepts related to heritage tourism. It considers the area broadly to include culture and nature in both urban and rural contexts, and presents an in-depth discussion of important global issues. The book provides a balanced view of both theoretical issues and applied subjects that managers must deal with on a daily basis.

These concepts are illustrated throughout the text via examples and detailed case studies. With the rapid growth of special interest travel during the past two decades, the demand for heritage tourism experiences has soared, and its economic and socio-cultural importance cannot be overstated. This strong addition to the successful Themes in Tourism series addresses this mature type of tourism and will prove to be a valuable resource for educators, students and practitioners in the heritage field.

Features: Provides a clear understanding of the relationship between heritage and tourism, and offers a holistic perspective of what is meant by heritage tourism. Provides a balanced perspective of heritage tourism across various settings in the developed and developing world. Offers case studies that are current . Provides critique of issues such as management, interpretation and authenticity. Includes discussion on the implications politics and power have on heritage. Heritage Tourism is a core text for 2nd and 3rd year students on tourism and related degrees where the major focus is on heritage modules. It will also serve as an important reference to postgraduate courses that explore key themes implicit within heritage tourism such as conservation, management, interpretation, and authenticity.

Dallen J. Timothy is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University, USA. Dr. Timothy teaches courses on tourism theory, international tourism, research methods, and tourism planning. Stephen W. Boyd is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Tourism at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Dr. Boyd teaches courses on heritage management, tourism development, tourism impacts, and leisure dimensions.

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