CHAPTER 9

Cultural and Heritage Tourism Trends

Chapter Review

This chapter will cover current trends affecting cultural and heritage tourism. Ghost tourism, food tourism, and agro-tourism have grown in recent years and they all may benefit communities that develop these products and market effectively to these segments.

Ghost Tourism

The demand for heritage tourism is inherent and communities are trying to find what attractions will differentiate their experience. Haunted tours have become a popular attraction during the last decade seeing sharp increases in the number of tours during the 2000s.1 Hotels have capitalized on advertising the presence of ghosts in their hotels.2The desire of tourists to be drawn by the heritage of a community has ...

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