Journal of Heritage Tourism (J Herit Tourism)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

The Journal of Heritage Tourism (JHT) is a peer-reviewed, international transdisciplinary journal. JHT focuses on exploring the many facets of one of the most notable and widespread types of tourism. Heritage Tourism is among the very oldest forms of travel. Activities such as visits to sites of historical importance, including built environments and urban areas, rural and agricultural landscapes, natural regions, locations where historic events occurred and places where interesting and significant living cultures dominate are all forms of Heritage Tourism. As such, this form of tourism dominates the industry in many parts of the world and involves millions of people. During the past 20 years, the study of tourism has become highly fragmented and specialised into various theme areas, or concentrations. Within this context, heritage tourism is one of the most commonly investigated forms of tourism, and hundreds of scholars and industry workers are involved in researching its dynamics and concepts. This academic attention has resulted in the publication of hundreds of refereed articles in various scholarly media, yet, until now there has been no journal devoted specifically to heritage tourism. Now Channel View Publications, a market-leading publisher in the field, is launching the Journal of Heritage Tourism to fill this gap. JHT will seek to critically examine all aspects of Heritage Tourism. Some of the topics to be explored within the context of Heritage Tourism will include colonial heritage, commodification, interpretation, urban renewal, religious tourism, genealogy, patriotism, nostalgia, folklore, power, funding, contested heritage, historic sites, identity, industrial heritage, marketing, conservation, ethnicity, education and indigenous heritage. Journal of Heritage Tourism will begin in early 2006. Volume 1 will consist of two issues with 4 issues per volume from Volume 2 (2007) onwards.

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Website Journal of Heritage Tourism website
ISSN 1743-873X
OCLC 179956838
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: A number of types of lodging and leisure facilities were associated with the colonial tea industry in Ceylon (today Sri Lanka), including clubs for the planters’ and the houses and bungalows of the managers and staff on the tea estates. Today some of these built heritage remains of the tea industry have been repurposed as heritage lodgings for tourists. Taking as a case study the tea-producing hill country of Sri Lanka, this paper identifies the heritage accommodations related to the legacy of the tea industry and discusses their role in heritage tourism, interpreting the region’s tea heritage and industry to contemporary visitors. The paper draws from previous research on “tea character accommodations” and subsequent field-work in the region with tea lodging operators and tourism officials, focusing on operational challenges faced in repurposing historic lodgings for contemporary visitors. Lessons are offered for the sustainable reuse of built heritage associated with agricultural activities for the purpose of heritage lodgings.
    Journal of Heritage Tourism 03/2015; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.985226
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    ABSTRACT: Ghana is one of the countries visited by diaspora Africans seeking to trace their roots and reconnect with their kith and kin. However, promoting roots tourism to the African diaspora is a delicate undertaking. There is a need to understand the factors which are of importance to the roots tourism experience as this will help to package the roots tourism product appropriately to meet the expectations of tourists. This study therefore sought to examine the factors that underlie the roots tourism experience of diaspora Africans in Cape Coast and Elmina in Ghana. A cross-sectional survey of 264 diaspora Africans within the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles was conducted using convenience sampling procedures. The study identified four factors that underlie the roots tourism experience of diaspora Africans namely, host–guest relationship, authenticity, emotion and appearance of the slave castles. It is recommended that the roots tourism product is repackaged to include welcome ceremonies, visits to communities, re-enactment of the slave trade and initiation ceremonies in order to improve host–guest interactions.
    Journal of Heritage Tourism 03/2015; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.990974
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    ABSTRACT: Examples from south-west Germany show that the customised interpretation of heritage along the way can help the promotion of public railway and bus lines. Both strategies and success factors for linking heritage interpretation with line marketing, considering the interpretation framework, specifics of transportation media and the regional context, are identified and challenges to evaluation on a project level are examined.
    Journal of Heritage Tourism 02/2015; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.992900
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    ABSTRACT: If not properly managed or organized, tourist flows can constitute a risk for conserving cultural heritage sites. It may therefore be important to estimate the maximum capacity a visitor site can receive without compromising its heritage integrity or visitors’ experiences. This research note formulates a comprehensive methodology to assess the carrying capacity of cultural heritage sites as a way of providing technical support for cultural development and tourism management policies. This approach proposes a combination of qualitative and quantitative indicators to assess tourist flows at a site, how tourists affect conservation and how the property itself shapes and conditions the visitor experience. This how-to study underscores the management system and suggests guidelines to improve the tourism product without generating negative impacts on the built heritage. Two museum case studies are highlighted—the MAXXI (National Museum of the arts of the XXI Century, in Rome) and the National Gallery of Marche (Palazzo Ducale, in Urbino).
    Journal of Heritage Tourism 01/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: Hutongtels have become a favorite tourism product for domestic and international tourists to Beijing. This research defines the hutongtel as a city tourism product using previous descriptions of various types of specialist accommodations. Through site inspections and interviews, the history of hutongtel development in Beijing is explained in four stages; infancy (1980s), stagnation (1990 to 2000), rejuvenation (2001 to 2005), and rapid growth (2006 and after). The spatial distribution pattern of hutongtels in Beijing’s historic districts is identified and visualized by quadrat analysis and kernel density estimation. The two highest agglomerations of hutongtels were in the Dongsi (东四) and Nanluoguxiang Lane (南锣鼓巷) Blocks. The four other highest agglomerations were in the Xisi (西四), Shichahai Lake (什刹海), Dashila (大栅栏) and Dongdan Beidajie (东单北大街) Blocks. All six agglomerations are located in authorized historic streets of old Beijing.
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  • Journal of Heritage Tourism 12/2014; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.945458
  • Journal of Heritage Tourism 12/2014; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.935384
  • Journal of Heritage Tourism 12/2014; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.921183
  • Journal of Heritage Tourism 12/2014; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.898385
  • Journal of Heritage Tourism 09/2014; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.906537
  • Journal of Heritage Tourism 09/2014; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.910944
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    ABSTRACT: Elderly inhabitants' memories can be a valuable source of information about the intangible aspects of cultural heritage of interest to tourists. Using the theory of social representations, this research project focuses on the urban area of the former 17th Municipality of Rome (located on the right riverbank of the Tiber River and including the neighborhoods of Prati and Borgo close to the Vatican City). All three older people's centers of the municipality have participated on a voluntary basis. The total of 64 persons provided demographic information, took tests assessing cognitive skills and memory, attended focus groups and participated in in-depth interviews in order to produce a documentary for tourists. As a result, the four most significant social representations of the cultural heritage of the former 17th Municipality of Rome have been identified and described in relation to the predominant emotions evoked. The final product consists of a documentary that includes selected interviews with the elderly inhabitants, insights from an archeologist and art historian, as well as local administration and authorities, in order to enrich tourist experience. Practical implications of the research project are discussed in relation to urban tourism.
    Journal of Heritage Tourism 08/2014; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.940960
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    ABSTRACT: This study aims to investigate how, and the extent to which, different interpretation techniques (e.g. visual, verbal and interactive) at a cultural heritage museum affect children's behaviour, associated with their engagement with interpretive materials and their understanding of the content and its key ideas and messages presented as cultural lessons. An exploratory study with classes of primary-school-aged children, adopting a qualitative method including observation and post-visit in-depth interviews, was carried out. The results did not indicate any discernible difference between the types of interpretation technique used, with regard to their interaction with the site, or their understanding of the museum's content. Rather, it is the circumstances under which the interpretation techniques were used by the children. Two main variations in the way that the children interacted with their peers and the interpretation were found to affect the level of understanding of different stories, and female and male children showed generalised preferences for different forms of behaviour. How these behavioural patterns impacted on their understanding of the interpretation and meanings of the displayed objects at the museum is discussed.
    Journal of Heritage Tourism 06/2014; 9(4):332-348. DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.924952
  • Journal of Heritage Tourism 05/2014; 9(3):246-256. DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.904321
  • Journal of Heritage Tourism 05/2014; 9(3):197-211. DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.904316
  • Journal of Heritage Tourism 05/2014; 9(3):228-245. DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.904318