Themes in Tourism Series
By Stephen Boyd & Timothy Dallen
Longman / Pearson Education
$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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