- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (February 9, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0789011069
- ISBN-13: 978-0789011060
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,328,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cultural Tourism: The Partnership Between Tourism and Cultural Heritage Management 1st Edition
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All and all it is one of the better textbooks I have read, but not quite there.
The book is an excellent and thorough disertation and expansion on the principles and guidelines contained in the "ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Charter". ICOMOS is the international organisation that brings together all those who work in the field of historic building and site conservation. The protection and conservation of their historic buildings, sites and places is an important part of the cultural identity of every community. Presentation of the significant characteristics of these places to the public is essential if there is to be widespread support for their protection and conservation. The tourism industry plays an important part in this presentation process.
Hilary and Bob have explored many of the ideas contained in the Charter, provided case studies and taken the work into new areas. As a result, I have no doubt that it will become one of the seminal texts related to the work of the ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee, as it encourages productive linkages between toruism and cultural heritage management internationally.
Hisashi Sugaya, former Chairman of the Committee notes that "the book identifies those factors that must be considered when evaluating the tourism potential of cultural or heritage assets, and presents a model for evaluating how to integrate tourism with cultural heritage management". Dr Walter Jamieson, a heritage tourism consultant working in South East Asia, notes that "the book is a very useful contribution to our understanding of maintaining our heritage within the context of tourism development".
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The book especially helped me appreciate and start to incorporate cultural heritage management ideas and principles into my research and writing. Both authors teach at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and have been working in the field of cultural tourism and/or management of heritage for 20 years. Reading this book is like taking a graduate level class from them personally!
One tip: The hard copy is $170 and the paperback is around $45.