The arts context


This chapter provides an overview of the arts as a background for the examination of the arts–tourism relationship in later chapters. The overview will enable tourism managers and students to approach the arts with understanding. The point is often made that the arts and tourism don’t fully comprehend or appreciate each other’s particular methods of operation or objectives. The chapter therefore covers a wide range of issues especially those that have a bearing on the arts–tourism relationship.

The chapter includes a discussion of:

images  what the arts and entertainment are and the distinction between them;

  how popular ...

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