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World Heritage Sites
Tourism, Local Communities and Conservation Activities
By: Takamitsu Jimura, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
November 2018 | Hardback | 192 Pages | 9781786392688
November 2018 | ePDF 9781786392671 | ePub 9781786392695
£85.00 | €110.00 | $140.00
£85.00 | €110.00 | $140.00
DescriptionHeritage is a growing area of both tourism and study, with World Heritage Site designations increasing year-on-year. This book reviews the important interrelations between the industry, local communities and conservation work, bringing together the various opportunities and challenges for different destinations.
World Heritage status is a strong marketing brand, and proper heritage management and effective conservation are vital, but this tourism must also be developed and managed appropriately if it is to benefit a site. As many sites are located in residential areas, their interaction with the local community must also be carefully considered.
- Reviews new areas of development such as Historic Urban Landscapes, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Memory of the World and Global Geoparks.
- Includes global case studies to relate theory to practice.
- Covers a worldwide industry of over 1,000 cultural and natural heritage sites.
An important read for academics, researchers and students of heritage studies, cultural studies and tourism, this book is also a useful resource for professionals working in conservation, cultural and natural heritage management.
Table of contents
- 1: World Heritage Sites – An Introduction
- 2: Heritage Management and Conservation Activities at World Heritage Sites
- 3: Tourism Development at World Heritage Sites
- 4: Tourism Marketing at World Heritage Sites
- 5: Local Communities in and around World Heritage Sites
- 6: The Economic Impacts of World Heritage Site Designation on Local Communities
- 7: The Sociocultural Impacts of World Heritage Site Designation on Local Communities
- 8: The Environmental Impacts of World Heritage Site Designation on Local Communities
- 9: Contemporary Developments in and around World Heritage Sites and Their Implications
- 10: Reflection (Summary)
ReadershipSuitable for academics, researchers and students of heritage studies, cultural studies and tourism, as well as professionals working in conservation, cultural and natural heritage management.
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Dr Takamitsu Jimura is Programme Leader for MSc International Tourism Management and Senior Lecturer in Tourism at Liverpool John Moores University. Takamitsu holds a PhD in Tourism and Cultural Heritage Management and an MSc in Tourism, Conservation and Sustainable Development. His key research interests include cultural heritage and tourism, tourism marketing and sustainable tourism. Takamitsu is especially interested in exploring the impacts of World Heritage Site (WHS) designation on tourism development, local communities, and heritage management and conservation activities. He is the author of several journal articles and book chapters and has presented his research outputs regularly at international conferences. Many of them were developed from his fieldwork in the UK and Japan. His latest journal article examines the WHS management at Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range in Japan. In addition to this book, he is currently working on a monograph that looks at cultural heritage and tourism in Japan and a co-edited book that focuses on ethnography in the context of tourism.