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The tourism context

Introduction

This chapter is similar to Chapter 2 in that it provides a background overview. It is gives an overview of tourism as a background for the examination of the arts–tourism relationship in later chapters. The overview will enable arts managers and students to approach tourism 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. Like Chapter 2 it therefore covers a wide range of issues, especially those that have a bearing on the arts–tourism relationship.

The chapter includes a discussion of:

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