The extensively revised second edition of Issues in Cultural
Tourism Studies provides a new framework for analyzing the
complexity of cultural tourism and its increasing globalization in
existing as well as emergent destinations of the world. The book
will focus in particular on the need for even more creative tourism
strategies to differentiate destinations from each other using a
blend of localized cultural products and innovative global
The book explores many of the most pertinent issues in heritage,
arts, festivals, indigenous, ethnic and experiential cultural
tourism in urban and rural environments alike. This includes policy
and politics; impact management and sustainable development;
interpretation and representation; marketing and branding; and
regeneration and planning. As well as exploring the
inter-relationships between the cultural and tourism sectors, local
people and tourists, the book provides suggestions for more
effective and mutually beneficial collaboration. New edition
- an increased number of topical case studies and contemporary
photographs which serve to contextualize the issues discussed
- a re-orientation towards global rather than just European
- three brand new chapters on The Geography of Cultural Tourism,
The Politics of Global Cultural Tourism, and The Growth of Creative
- an extensively revised chapter on Experiential Tourism.
At the interface between the global and the local, a
people-centred approach to planning and development is advocated to
ensure that benefits are maximized for local areas, a sense of
place and identity are retained, and the tourist experience is
enhanced to the full. The text is unique in that it provides a
summary and a synthesis of all of the major issues in global
cultural tourism, which are presented in an accessible way using a
diverse range of international case studies. This is a beneficial
and valuable resource for all tourism students.
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