The core of heritage tourism
Poria, Y, Butler, R and Airey, D (2003) The core of heritage tourism Annals of Tourism Research, 30 (1). pp. 238-254.
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.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management|
|Date :||January 2003|
|Identification Number :||10.1016/S0160-7383(02)00064-6|
|Uncontrolled Keywords :||heritage, heritage site, heritage tourism, perception, behavior, AUTHENTICITY|
|Depositing User :||Mr Adam Field|
|Date Deposited :||27 May 2010 14:37|
|Last Modified :||09 Jun 2014 13:41|
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