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Cultural and Heritage Tourism and Management by Tammie J. Kaufman

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CHAPTER 1

Introduction to Cultural and Heritage Tourism

Chapter Overview

The tourism industry continues to evolve as people’s interests have changed. There has been a shift in the type of experiences sought when people travel. One of the reasons behind this is the desire for travelers to be more engaged as they travel and get to know a community through their culture and heritage. Tourists are craving authenticity. In an environment of chain restaurants, hotels, and stores people are seeking the differences of what communities offer.

This chapter will teach you the definition of cultural and heritage tourism and the differences as well as the similarities between the two. You will be familiar with who the cultural and heritage traveler is, and ...

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