Download file to see previous pages...
It always includes the enjoyment of cultural resources, historical origins, and the natural resources of a particular region. Heritage tourism normally helps in promoting and preserving the cultural values of a specific region or society. Therefore, it is beneficial to the tourists, as well as to the local people who are visited by the tourists.
Novelli (2009) denotes that the major motivation of special interest tourism is to enjoy a specific facility, culture or activity of a particular region. Therefore, the major motivation of special interest tourism is to experience these new products, cultures and facilities. Heritage tourism, as a special interest tourism is able to make tourists experience some cultural values of a particular region or place. Tourists are specifically interested in the cultural values or practices of the region under consideration (Thomas, 2004). An example can include an interest to explore the Italian art, or even an interest to experience the Brazilian music. These are specific cultural activities that a tourist would seek to enjoy. Based on these facts, it is possible to classify heritage tourism as an example of specific interest tourism (Patterson, 2006). Novelli (2009) is a great proponent of classifying culture as an example of special interest tourism.
This is because the major intention of tourists is to explore the cultural values and beliefs of a specific region or place that they have visited. Spenceley (2008) provides an example of the grand tour trips that was common in the 16th century in Europe. These were trips made by young rich or noblemen in Europe (Walton, 2005). Their major intention was to explore the various cultural values in Europe, and America. They were specifically interested in classical antiquity, and the renaissance art, that was taking shape in Europe (Walton, 2005). This is an example of heritage tourism, because it aims
...Download file to see next pagesRead More
In most cases, promotion of heritage centers and cultural heritages are not meant for tourism, but to preserve identity of communities for long periods. This heritage may be a form of symbolism, representing spectacular events, which may have shaped the lives and history of the people concerned.
In the past days people went for here and there in searching for food, water and acquirement of resources. But after that the ideas of pleasure and relaxation are associated to the motivation of travelling. In the recent days people choose to travel for gaining knowledge (Tourism, n.d.).
Child obesity is a very serious concern as it makes the individual more vulnerable to elevated cholesterol levels, diabetes and many other diseases. Child obesity can have long lasting implications on the child so it is important that instead of researching on its effect and general statistics regarding the disease, its causes at the grass root level are studied.
Europe is a region with important cultural tradition. It's south part, including Greece, Italy, and Spain is quite known for its cultural heritage. In all three countries, cultural tourism is highly developed, a fact that can be explained by the important historical monuments cited in the particular regions.
However, Bowen and Clarke (2007) noted that heritage tourism includes any kind of intergeneration relationship that is transferred from one generation to the next. This could include traumatic events occurring in a particular historical era and transferred to succeeding generations.
The small tourism enterprises happen to be among the major stakeholders in heritage tourism. There are several management issues that range from decision-making, knowledge management and transfer that affect their participation in heritage tourism. The survival of such enterprises highly depends on the awareness of their potential clients.
Factors that explain the growth and interest in heritage tourism
The growth in cultural diversity and heritage has been occasioned by discovery of more heritage sites, increase in cultural education, growth in the number of cultural exhibitions and festivals.
John and Sue had the responsibility for handling the Fido Trust for the express purpose of providing care for Mike’s dog and cat. Instead, they immediately took the dog and cat to the local animal charity, a gross breach of trust and of responsibility on their part. Further, this breach of trust and responsibility was all the worse because it was done for monetary reasons.
There are around 1800 museums around in the world today and half of them had been started after 1971 is sufficient attestation of the hectic activity. Such frenzied pursuit is indeed curious and the raison d'tre has been variously interpreted.
Tourism as a subject of serious academic enquiry is a fairly recent phenomenon.
The city of Bath has been renowned as a World Heritage Site since 1987; therefore, it attracts million of tourists every year. Since the city of Bath is producing a major chunk of revenues from its tourism industry therefore, a great focus has been given towards the active management of its World Heritage properties.