Posted in Heritage Tourism, LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Sacred Sites, Tourism and Protected Areas, Tourism and communities
This is the first in a new series of posts on protection and management of Sacred Natural Sites and some focus on cultural tourism related to such sites.
Sacred natural sites occur at a variety of scales. They can be as small as a single tree or rock formation, or can extend to an entire mountain range. In some cases, whole landscapes are regarded by a community as sacred, containing within them...
Posted in Heritage Tourism, LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Responsible Tourism, Tourism Planning, Tourism and communities
Whether you are just getting started in responsible cultural heritage tourism or working to expand or enhance an existing programme, follow these five principles and four steps to ensure success.
Five guiding principles for successful and responsible cultural heritage tourism programmes.
Principle One: Collaborate
By its very nature, cultural heritage tourism requires effective partnerships. Much...
Posted in Heritage Tourism, LORTON SCRIBBLINGS
While tourism operators, heritage managers and communities have their own views and needs, there is a broad range of common interest and great potential for mutual benefit.
Of common interest to all are providing appropriate public access, presenting and protecting the significance of places, and the need for sustainability — sustainability for businesses, for heritage places, and for...
Posted in Heritage Tourism
We are often asked to define heritage tourism. In our view, activities and services which provide international and domestic visitors with the opportunity to experience, understand and enjoy the special values of a region’s heritage, are sometimes referred to as heritage tourism.
Recognition of the significance of heritage assets, and ensuring their long-term protection, is essential...