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

  • Journal of Heritage Tourism 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2015.1055648
  • Journal of Heritage Tourism 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2015.1049443
  • Journal of Heritage Tourism 06/2015; 10(2):1-8. DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2015.1051211
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    ABSTRACT: An emerging body of literature addresses multiple aspects of cultural heritage tourism in multiple environments worldwide. This study seeks to contribute to current knowledge, studying visitors to a heritage building in the UK through the lens of the theory of planned behaviour (TPB). A questionnaire based on the various predictors associated with the TPB was designed to gather participants' motivations to visit the heritage building, including visitation to sightsee, attend events, and experience gastronomy at the building's restaurant. The findings confirm the validity and impact of attitude towards the behaviour, subjective norms, and perceived behavioural control on behavioural intention, in this case, to become involved in heritage building visitation. In addition, it was noticed that respondents' level of agreement suggests their preparedness to invest in terms of travel, time, and financially spending when visiting heritage buildings. Implications of the findings will be discussed and future research avenues suggested.
    Journal of Heritage Tourism 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2015.1044992
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    ABSTRACT: This study specifically examines the potential for heritage tourism development to promote cross-cultural dialog in the historic old city of Nazareth (Israel). The paper focuses on a case study of a small-scale heritage tourism venture that seeks to influence tourism development in Nazareth's old city. This is an exploratory case study that uses qualitative research methods including extensive participant observation and in-depth interviews with the venture's senior management group and selected employees. Study findings indicate a model of the relationship between community-based tourism development, heritage, and peace-building in a city that has experienced a wide range of cross-cultural conflicts. This model represents an alternative view to the notion that heritage serves to enhance differences and dissonance between different cultural groups. In contrast, findings from this study suggest that heritage in the form of tourism can help create shared interests between different communities in settings characterized by cross-cultural conflict.
    Journal of Heritage Tourism 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2015.1044993
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    ABSTRACT: It is commonly argued that today's historic landscapes are the result of change in the past and it is in the nature of the landscapes to be changed as society's needs evolve. This article provides an argument against this proposition. This argument suggests that the evolution of society's needs may also lead to preserved landscapes when both these needs can be satisfied in these landscapes and when individuals place high value upon them. In considering this idea, it is argued that an increase in the society's need for heritage tourism may lead to preserved landscapes.
    Journal of Heritage Tourism 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2015.1047374
  • Journal of Heritage Tourism 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2015.1047177
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    ABSTRACT: The overarching goal of this paper is to examine the changing historical narratives of the Stone Mountain Park Confederate Memorial as seen through the Lasershow Spectacular, and how this performance speaks to broader issues of race, identity, geography, and memory. The implications of this discourse are especially significant for the identity construction of marginalized collectives. I begin with a brief theoretical explanation of history and cultural memory as socially constructed, including the significance of who gets to create it, its relationship with identity, and the connection between history and cultural memory and popular/consumer culture. Next, I discuss the current state of heritage tourism and how it relates to issues of racial (in)justice. Finally, I turn to Stone Mountain and the Lasershow Spectacular as a case study to examine the social construction of history and cultural memory at a tourist attraction, specifically discussing how the African-American experience is addressed (or not addressed) in Southern heritage tourism. This paper seeks to answer the call in a recent special issue of Tourism Geographies for more work that addresses African-American tourism and the inclusion/exclusion of African-Americans from tourist sites (Alderman, 20132. Alderman, D. H. (2013). Introduction to the special issue: African Americans and tourism. Tourism Geographies, 15(3), 375–379. doi: 10.1080/14616688.2012.762544View all references).
    Journal of Heritage Tourism 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2015.1005626
  • Journal of Heritage Tourism 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.995151
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    ABSTRACT: This paper argues that the investigation of slavery heritage within a ‘thana’- or ‘dark’ tourism framework invariably fails to appreciate the subtleties, power relationships and various contestations that are at play in both the presentation and consumption of former Transatlantic Slave Trade (TAST) sites. Instead, the authors argue that a combination of Halbwachs’ collective memory theory and Tunbridge and Ashworth's concept of dissonant heritage can provide a deeper understanding of tourism linked to such sites. A study of TAST sites in Ghana identified six key groups of stakeholders involved in the interpretation of slavery heritage, each with its own agenda, desire to remember or forget slave memories and desire to compose different narratives. By analysing collective slave memories, the study proposes a framework that demonstrates that tourism to TAST-related sites is complex and nuanced because it relates to the nature of the historic event itself, intrinsic qualities of TAST-related sites in terms of current relevance and the closeness of the event or site to each stakeholder.
    Journal of Heritage Tourism 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.988159
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    ABSTRACT: As part of a larger research project examining cross-border culture in a recreational and tourism context, this brief research note describes how intangible heritage melds into Easter celebrations and provides some preliminary findings of interviews with borderlanders and their experiences with Easter memories. The Paso del Norte region of the US-Mexico border is composed of the Ciudad Juárez (Mexico) and El Paso and Las Cruces (USA) conurbation. Mexican culture with strong roots at north of the border, while American culture heavily influences the cities south of the line. There are five international border ports of entry, which have facilitated the growth of cross-border tourism and the flow of culture and ideas on both sides of the boundary. In this setting, the commemoration of ‘Bunny Day’, or Easter, has become an important borderland cultural phenomenon celebrated on both sides of the border at Chamizal Park in Ciudad Juárez and Chamizal National Memorial in neighboring El Paso, and has become a mark of local borderlands culture. This is unique to the Paso del Norte borderland, which is home to a highly conservative, Catholic society. It is a manifestation of blended American and Mexican religious holiday traditions that represent the US-Mexico border community
    Journal of Heritage Tourism 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2015.1013474
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    ABSTRACT: Ever since Macau became a World Heritage city, there is a growing body of research on Macau heritage tourism. However, the study on Macau residents’ place identity (PI) and place attachment (PA) amid heritage tourism development has yet to be explored. Owing to this, the current study explores the mediating role of PI on the relationship between heritage tourism perceptions and PA.
    Journal of Heritage Tourism 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2015.1026908
  • Journal of Heritage Tourism 03/2015; DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.964514
  • Journal of Heritage Tourism 03/2015; 10(3):1-2. DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.965385
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    ABSTRACT: Social media is often considered a potential marketing channel for heritage tourism. However, there is limited research addressing how heritage tourism providers employ social media for their marketing communication. The goal of this exploratory study is, therefore, to examine the use of Facebook among heritage accommodations. A content analysis of 549 Facebook messages from 6 heritage hotels in the USA was conducted. Facebook posts were analyzed in terms the message content type, message media type, and the overall engagement of users and hotels. The descriptive results show that the most posted Facebook message topic is general hotel information, and the media type is text. In terms of engagement, most hotels put more focus on delivering their messages to their fans rather than engaging in conversations with them. The theoretical and practical contributions of this study are discussed.
    Journal of Heritage Tourism 03/2015; 10(2):1-11. DOI:10.1080/1743873X.2014.985228