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The core of heritage tourism

Poria, Y, Butler, R and Airey, D (2003) The core of heritage tourism Annals of Tourism Research, 30 (1). 238 - 254. ISSN 0160-7383

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Abstract

The paper challenges the idea that heritage tourism is simply represented by tourists at heritage attractions and suggests rather that perceptions more properly lie at its core. Relationships among four groups of variables (personal characteristics, site attributes, awareness, perceptions) and behavior (before, during, and after) are investigated. The results indicate that the perception of a place as part of personal heritage is associated with the visitation patterns. In particular those who view a place as bound up with their own heritage are likely to behave significantly differently from others. Understanding this is useful for the study of tourists’ behavior and for the management of sites.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: heritage, heritage site, heritage tourism, perception, behavior, AUTHENTICITY
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Hospitality and Tourism Management
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:37
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:31
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1103

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