Issues in heritage and culture in the Asia Pacific region

Timothy, Dallen J., and Prideaux, Bruce (2004) Issues in heritage and culture in the Asia Pacific region. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 9 (3). pp. 213-223.

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This paper examines a range of issues that are affecting the use of heritage and cultural resources in the Asia Pacific region as tourism resources. The temptation for communities to commercialize their heritage and culture as a means of tapping into the growing demand by the tourism industry for new attractions is strong. However, short-term gains must be assessed against long-term consequences. Issues canvassed include authenticity, interpretation, heritage contestation, social exclusion, contested space, personal heritage, control and preservation. This paper offers a simple framework that can be used to compare sites, places and events within nations and between nations.

Item ID: 5819
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1741-6507
Keywords: Asia Pacific; authenticity; culture; heritage; tourism
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2010 00:11
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150605 Tourism Resource Appraisal @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900303 Tourism Infrastructure Development @ 100%
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