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Anthropology of Tourism (Alp-Age)
The market of illusions is built on the basis of the particular techniques: tourism infrastructure, hedonistic services, advertising, but without understanding the anthropological basis of tourism advertising lacks effectiveness, hedonistic services turn out to be insufficiently hedonistic or too excessive, infrastructure does not pay for itself.
The Anthropology of Tourism (SJSU)
Tourism and globalization’s history, theory, and themes - Includes examples of special interest tourism
Anthropology of Tourism: Destroying Myths (TURyDES)
This conceptual paper not only explores the limitations and problems found in their theories but also explores why tourism studies has almost inadvertently not been accorded the status of a discipline in its own right.
Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)
Responsible tourism aims to minimize tourism's negative impacts on the environment and maximize the positive contributions tourism can make to local communities.
Cultural Tourism: Attracting Visitors and Their Spending (Americans For The Arts)
Focusing more on the opportunities of cultural tourism, cultural districts may combine specific visitor services or include venues as a way to attract key groups to the area. Creating a critical mass of activities available 24/7, the cultural district can be marketed as a destination attraction. The availability of cultural districts may tip a convention, a group tour, business meeting, or special event to be hosted in a destination due to the perceived (and hopefully real) creative environment.
Cultural Tourism: Four Examples of How It Works for Destinations (Solimar International)
The World Tourism Organisation tells us that cultural tourism accounts for 37% of global tourism, and furthermore affirms that it will continue to grow 15% each year. With all of this market interest, destinations should leverage what makes their societies unique and invest in developing cultural tourism programs.
GoUNESCO - Make Heritage Fun!
GoUNESCO is a citizen led umbrella of initiatives that makes heritage more engaging.
The Impacts of Event Tourism On Host Communities - Case: the City of Pietarsaari (Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences)
The findings of this study gave rise to the fact that although event tourism can be used by host communities as a tool for destination development and branding, it can also bring negative impacts to the community if not properly planned and organized. A general conclusion is that events affect host communities mainly by constructing a destination image and by building community commitment.
What's the difference between explorers, anthropologists and tourists? (The Guardian)
Criticism of explorer Benedict Allen, rescued in Papua New Guinea, raises an important question: when is it legitimate to travel to remote communities?