Tourism and culture at risk

Cunliffe, Scott K. (2004) Tourism and culture at risk. Tourism, 52 (3). pp. 285-291.

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Abstract

Tourism has become and indispensable feature of archaeological sites around the world, and it is customary nowadays that archaeological conferences and congresses will include sessions on tourism, positive and adverse impacts of visitors to fragile archaeological sites, and cultural tourism in general. This paper is a summary of presentations given by the author at one such Congress1. Tourism is described as a key determinant of the future of archaeological sites worldwide. Risks at historic sites are described by the likely hazards that will have an impact on the site or artifact, the exposure of those elements at risk of damage or destruction, and the vulnerability of the resources to damage or destruction of all kinds. A systematic planning and management approach is proposed to provide a working method for identifying and managing risks at historic sites. "Cultural risk management" (or risk management for cultural tourism resources) is a critical planning and management tool for the future sustainability of historic sites and their ability to cope with increasing numbers of cultural tourists.

Item ID: 13949
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1332-7461
Keywords: cultural resource planning; cultural tourism; disasters and catastrophic events; risk management
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Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2010 02:08
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management @ 34%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography @ 33%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2199 Other History and Archaeology > 219999 History and Archaeology not elsewhere classified @ 33%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 51%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 49%
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