Cultural Resources for Tourism: Patterns, Processes and by Myriam Jansen-verbeke, Gerda K. Priestley, Antonio P. Russo

By Myriam Jansen-verbeke, Gerda K. Priestley, Antonio P. Russo

The cultural background of areas and groups is almost immediately being rediscovered and valorised as a motive force in development cultural id and as a ubiquitous source for dynamizing cultural actions. This strategy can result in the improvement of cultural capital with transparent territorial hyperlinks and, as such, a beneficial incubation for growing sustainable and aggressive different types of cultural tourism. study on cultural assets for tourism implies either a multidisciplinary process and methodological techniques to house this type of complicated phenomenon. The problem to spot and map cultural background components - tangible and intangible - in a pan ecu context has lately been handled within the ESPON undertaking 1.3.3 (2004-2006). loss of enough definitions, bad databases, and a show off of nationwide and region modifications in drawing close tradition as 'resource' for improvement used to be the ultimate stability of that explorative undertaking. those findings have triggered additional case learn examine into the examine of cultural historical past, that's encapsulated during this booklet. This booklet differs from others on cultural tourism via its emphasis on spatial dynamics, through examining situation and behaviour styles in several tourism locations, via settling on the parameters of switch triggered by way of tourism and, no longer in the slightest degree, trial and mistake examples in coverage making. The e-book encompasses a wealthy number of case reviews frequently from in all places Europe (but additionally together with situations set in Israel, Cairo and India), representing the perspectives and findings of 21 foreign researchers and students in cultural tourism, scanning precise occasions on the way to realize the typical dynamics and affects of tourismification. the ultimate goal is to suggest constant instructions for coverage, in line with empirical insights. The booklet contributes considerably to the certainty of cultural range and territorial identification, at the one hand, and to the dynamics of tourism, at the different, all of that are key concerns in neighborhood and local making plans and administration. As such, they need to be a resource of suggestion for policy-makers and an eye-opener for college students, researchers and experts within the box of cultural history and tourism and, expectantly, a fascinating digital journey - from Savonlinna to Cairo, from Santiago de Compostela to Sibiu - crossing and gaining knowledge of a kaleidoscope of colorful and special cultural landscapes and tourismscapes.

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They can be culture related, such as museums or heritage sites organized for tourist use, or related to the entertainment sector such as gambling halls, cinemas, night clubs, etc. As in the case of the protected monuments, such culture and heritage related attractions tend to be situated in the northern part of the inner city. Obviously this can partly be explained by the location of the historical buildings and sites, but it also demonstrates that this morphological aspect of urban space that makes it prone to tourism, is strengthened by this functional aspect of the urban fabric.

Empirical studies analyzing the link between urban morphology — cultural assets in particular — and the space use pattern of visitors tend to be rare and, as a general rule, they emphasize the uniqueness of the local context (Lew and McKercher, 2006). The studies carried out in Israeli cities by Noam Shoval and his colleagues are good examples (Shoval and Raheh, 2004; Shoval and Isaacson, 2007b). The most frequent finding is that historical cities include concentration areas of tangible heritage elements and typical cityscapes, which are considered to be the main magnets in the Tourism Opportunity Spectrum (TOS) (Jansen-Verbeke and Lievois, 2004; Butler and Woldbrootz, 1991).

Understanding the way people, place and product interact is a prime condition for a strategic and sustainable decision-making process on the part of public authorities with respect to their actions as heritage stewards. The dynamic interaction between the historic setting and its multiple meanings in the economic and social context remains a field that is wide open for much more multidisciplinary and empirical research. In: Cultural Resources for Tourism Editors: M. Jansen-Verbeke and G. K. Priestley ISBN 978-1-60456-970-4 © 2008 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

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