CHAPTER 3

Cultural and Heritage Tourism Planning and Development

Chapter Overview

Planning plays a vital role in the success in the tourism industry. It is even more important when developing cultural and heritage tourism because of the experiences sought in the communities and at the sites. This ­chapter will cover strategies to create a sense of place in cultural and heritage tourism development. Sense of place will be defined and the importance of this will be shared.

The role of infrastructure in sustainable development will be featured as well as how to offer authentic experiences at historic sites. Finally, best practices in historic site interpretation will be covered to show how ­visitors may have a more fulfilling experience at a historic ...

Get Cultural and Heritage Tourism and Management now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.