Cultural Tourism and Sustainable Local Development

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-19
  • Publisher: Routledge

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With the exponential rise in leisure mobility, tourism has increasingly become of great economic significance. Cultural heritage, such as museums, churches, historical landscapes, urban parks, and exhibitions attract many visitors and countries, regions and cities which house such historico-cultural amenities have seen increasingly large waves of tourists.While an avalanche of tourists has a positive impact on the local economy, such modern mass tourism also brings about negative externalities such as congestion, decline in quality of life, low access to cultural amenities and loss of local identity; to the extent that the sustainability conditions of a locality might be endangered. This tourism dilemma is particularly pronounced in cities with a rich cultural past, such as Venice, Naples and Amsterdam.Bringing together an interdisciplinary team of leading scholars from North America and Europe, this book examines these issues and puts forward innovative methodologies and best case practice for future cultural conservation policies.

Table of Contents

Editorial preface
Narrow escapes: pathways to sustainable local cultural tourism, Luigi Fusco Girard and Peter Nijkamp
Tourism Development as a Sustainable Strategy: Tourism, heritage and cultural sustainability: 3 `golden rules'
Tourism and development: towards sustainable outcomes
Sustainable development and tourism: opportunities and threats to cultural heritage from tourism
Valuing urban cultural heritage, Patrizia Riganti and Peter Nijkamp
Policies on Sustainable Tourism and Cultural resources: Towards an operational framework for tourism policy and planning
From best practices to best policies for sustainable tourism: tools, approaches and strategies
Cultural heritage, sustainable tourism and economic development: a framework for Southern Italy
Sustainable tourism, renewable energy and transportation, Maria Giaoutzi, Christos Dionelis and Anastasia Stratigea
Case Studies: Local government and networking trends supporting sustainable tourism: some empirical evidence
Cultural tourism, sustainability and regional development: experiences from Romania
Tourism sustainability and economic efficiency: a statistical analysis of regional competition, Francesca Cracolici
Valorisation strategies for archaeological sites and settings of environmental value: lessons from the Adriatic coast
Utility and visitor preferences for attributes of art galleries
New Departures for Evaluation: Tourism, cultural heritage and strategic evaluations: towards integrated approaches
New multicriteria decision support system for tourism planning: recovering roadmen's houses in Sardinia
From cultural tourism to cultural e-tourism: issues and challenges to economic valuation in the information era
Evaluating price effects of historic preservation policies: landmark preservation in Chicago, 1990-1999
Culture, tourism and the locality: ways forward
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