Managing graffiti at tourist attractions

Thirumaran, K. (2013) Managing graffiti at tourist attractions. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Managing the Asian Century. pp. 575-581. From: ICMAC 2013: International Conference on Managing the Asian Century, 11-13 July 2013, Singapore.

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The study of vandalism, particularly graffiti at tourist attractions is dispersed across several academic disciplines; within the field of tourism itself, vandalism has received limited attention. This paper examines vandalism prevention methods employed at the Borobudur Temple in Indonesia to suggest alternative approaches to heritage management that takes into account tourists' desires to deface attractions through graffiti. Drawing on fieldwork observations and examples of graffiti deterrence found in North America and Asia, this study suggests that managing attractions in Asia has to consider tourists desires as much as placing emphasis on traditional punitive actions and preventative measures.

Item ID: 29275
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-981-4560-61-0
Keywords: vandalism, tourists, attractions
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Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 04:36
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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