Many of our planet’s support systems are in crisis. Climate change, resource shortages and environmental pollution threaten our economy and lifestyles. Society as a whole needs to adopt policies that can meet these challenges. The ever expanding event industry is no exception. Anyone involved in...
Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge
Series: Advances in Tourism
This book is a response to the burgeoning interest in cultural tourism and the associated need for a coherently theorized approach for understanding the practices that such an interest creates. Cultural tourism has become an important and popular aspect of contemporary tourism studies, as well as...
Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge
The Routledge Handbook of Events explores and critically evaluates the debates and controversies associated with this rapidly expanding discipline. It brings together leading specialists from range of disciplinary backgrounds and geographical regions, to provide state-of-the-art theoretical...
Published November 23rd 2011 by Routledge
A View from Lijiang
This volume unravels the politics surrounding behind China’s hegemonic project of heritage tourism development in Lijiang. It provides a compelling study of the dialectical relationships between global and domestic capital, the state, tourists and locals as they collude, collaborate and...
Published July 7th 2011 by Routledge
Tourism, Politics and Development at Angkor
Angkor, Cambodia’s only World Heritage Site, is enduring one of the most crucial, turbulent periods in its twelve hundred year history. Given Cambodia’s need to restore its shattered social and physical infrastructures after decades of violent conflict, and with tourism to Angkor increasing by a...
Published June 23rd 2011 by Routledge
A Global Synthesis
Series: Routledge Advances in Tourism
Many former mining areas have now lost their industrial function and are now turning to tourism for regional revitalization and community economic development. The transformation process of these industrial, and in some cases derelict, mining sites and landscapes into an area of interest for...
Published September 27th 2010 by Routledge
A Regional Perspective
Cultural Heritage and Tourism in the Developing World is the first book of its kind to synthesize global and regional issues, challenges, and practices related to cultural heritage and tourism, specifically in less-developed nations. The importance of preservation and management of cultural...
Published May 12th 2009 by Routledge
Series: Routledge Advances in Tourism
Through a series of case studies that involve past conflict in China, the United States, The South Pacific and Europe, the nature of battlefield sites as tourist locations are explored. As places of past conflict and individual acts of heroism, these sites are places of story telling. How are these...
Published July 30th 2007 by Routledge
World Heritage Sites are some of the most recognised locations around the world. They include natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier and cultural ones such as the Pyramids at Giza, the Walled City of Baku in Azerbaijan and the Historic Centre of Riga in Latvia. The...
Published May 2nd 2006 by Routledge
People, Place and Performance
The Olympic Games have evolved into the most prestigious sport event on the planet. As a consequence, each Games generates more and more interest from the academic community. Sociology, politics, geography and history have all played a part in helping to understand the meanings and implications of...
Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge
Memories, Tourism and Identities
Series: Anthropology of Asia
Much has been written on how temples are constructed or reconstructed for reviving local religious and communal life or for recycling tradition after the market reforms in China. The dynamics between the state and society that lie behind the revival of temples and religious practices initiated by...
Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge
Cultural Tourism remains the only book to bridge the gap between cultural tourism and cultural and heritage management. The first edition illustrated how heritage and tourism goals can be integrated in a management and marketing framework to produce sustainable cultural tourism. The current...
Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge
Heritage tourism has become an increasingly significant component of the global tourism industry, particularly in countries striving to diversify away from sea, sand and sun. This growth has had profound influences on the presentation and representation of both tangible and intangible heritage...
Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge
The examination of social memory and heritage tourism has grown considerably over the past few decades as scholars have critically re-examined the relationships between past memories and present actions at international, national, and local scales. Methodological innovation and reflection have...
Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge
Papers Presented at the Robert Gordon University Heritage Convention, 1994
How important are our cultural assets to tourism? This book explores policy issues in the use of additional assets in tourism, an important area of economic activity. It should be of interest to all those who are concerned with the arts and tourism in the private sector, in central and local...
Published September 30th 1994 by Routledge
A collection of papers presented at the Robert Gordon University Heritage Convention 1998, on the subject of heritage. Topics covered include: Jamaica's musical heritage; the Aberdeen Maritime Museum; the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela; and the spirit and identity of Cracow....
Published July 5th 1998 by Routledge