Critically evaluate the contribution of tourism to the UK heritage industry

  • Status Completed
  • Budget £20 - £250 GBP
  • Total Bids 56

Project Description

Essay 2500 words


Introduction: Define heritage tourism, refer to textbooks and UNESCO, multiple definitions of heritage.

Supply: Intangible, customs, traditions and tangible, sites, events. Visit Britain stats, difference special interest groups, niches of heritage, heritage governance, English Heritage and National Trust, their focus on tourism.

Demand: Heritage tourists and motivations, education/ entertainment, delivered through interpretation, interpretation issues.

Issues: How is the heritage industry under threat from globalisation and is authenticity affected by tourism activities? How are tourists managed at fragile environments? How will funding operate in future?

Advice: Don.t solely focus on economic impacts. There are some excellent statistics in reports on heritage, but remember to discuss heritage culture.

Referencing: Harvard Referencing System.

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