Journal of Heritage Tourism (J Herit Tourism)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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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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    ABSTRACT: The Valley of Flowers is a national park in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in India that was classified as a world natural heritage site in 1988. Around 1982, its maximum carrying capacity was fixed at 60 persons per day, which has been called excessive by experts and observers, given the extremely fragile and immensely valuable nature of the Valley's heritage. This, in monetary terms, can be put at millions of dollars, and is considerably more viewed in terms of knowledge of breeding medicinal plants in cold climates that are being affected by climate change, which its microclimate and ecology present. Given the state's poor resources and the fact that tourism is one of the most important industries for development and conservation, this research assesses the heritage value of the Valley and develops a programme for conservation, including a computerised program for permits, whose value can easily be raised from the current paltry Rs 150 per person. Accompanied by fallow periods and marketing through the Internet to aim for educated tourists, the program ensures that the maximum carrying capacity of the Valley is never exceeded, thus spreading out the number of tourists over its 3.5-month season, while allowing flexibility in booking for chance groups and small families that can pay more.
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    ABSTRACT: To achieve sustainability in heritage tourism, tourists should be placed at the heart of the management and planning processes. Indicators and standards-based frameworks were developed in the field of outdoor recreation management to manage and measure crowding and other problematic issues in parks and related areas. Using normative theory and visual research methods, this article aims to examine crowding standards of tourists at Petra Archaeological Park, and compare these standards between the types of heritage tourists suggested by a model developed by Bob McKercher. Results showed that tourists’ acceptability levels go down with an increasing number of tourists, and tourists who are highly motivated to visit heritage sites (i.e. purposeful and sightseeing heritage tourists) had the most restrictive acceptable number of tourists at the park. The normative standards formulated in this article provided a guidance to manage crowding at Petra.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Heritage Tourism
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    ABSTRACT: B-drinking is soliciting a patron to purchase the B-girl a drink for which she receives a commission; this strategy has long been an integral and accepted part of French Quarter culture. Invisible in the academic literature, B-girls are an important part of heritage tourism in New Orleans. In a tourism city famous for alcohol, sex, and vice, B-drinkers are an important service labor force that drives the strip clubs at the center of the touristscape. Since the middle of the twenty-first century, B-drinking has played a crucial role in the sexual economy of tourism on Bourbon Street. B-girldom provides a case study in how the intersection of tourism and sex work is deeply embedded in regional history. The discursive B-girl as constructed in newspapers, media, and the legislature reflects local shifts in attitudes towards B-drinking from 1941 to 2012. B-girls, constructed as flirtatious tricksters or dangerous murderers, are icons of the French Quarter and an embedded fixture in this heritage tourism site – illegal but authentic inhabitants of Bourbon Street. Representations of B-girldom by powerful voices have long acknowledged and defined how sex workers engage within the French Quarter in ways understood and accepted by the people of New Orleans.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of Heritage Tourism
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    ABSTRACT: The historical institution of slavery is unevenly memorialized across the US's cultural landscape. This unevenness is particularly noticeable in ‘Deep South’ states such as Mississippi and Louisiana, where cotton and sugar cane plantations once required vast numbers of slaves to economically succeed. While many antebellum plantation sites now function as tourist attractions complete with ‘Big House’ tours, they often ignore or annihilate the memory of slavery from plantation history. However, not all plantations and museums disregard slavery, and the owners and workers at these sites intentionally employ slavery counter-narratives to evoke empathy in visitors and create a more socially just cultural landscape. This paper examines three sites along and beyond River Road that employ counter-narrative techniques: the Natchez Museum of African-American History and Culture, Frogmore Cotton Plantation, and Whitney Plantation. The paper includes a discussion of each site's narrative tactics and how they stand out from other plantation sites in their representation of slavery. Engaging in growing conversations on the possibilities of empathetic responses to counter-narrative spaces, this paper argues that empathy – while important and possible for many visitors and consumers at these sites of memory – may preclude important political activism and greater solidarity between racial groups.
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    ABSTRACT: The arts and culture have been shown to foster economic development by attracting workers and businesses in the knowledge industry, spurring tourism, and improving the housing market. However, beyond financial capital, they significantly impact other forms of capital in the community, as well. The Community Capital Framework (CCF) is an analytical tool widely used to observe and critique the relationships among various types of community assets: social, human, financial, creative, built, natural, and political. This study used the CCF to assess the impacts of community-based arts centers on their communities, particularly on heritage tourism. The results demonstrated effects on social, environmental, and business assets, primarily in the financial, social, cultural, and human capitals. The results can be used by community leaders as a starting point when discussing the costs and benefits of investing in a new local arts agency.
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    ABSTRACT: This article offers a classification scheme useful for generic categories of historical sites that were produced with multiple examples, based on the individual states of decay, restoration, transformation, eradication, and reuse for each site. While most heritage sites are described and ‘frozen’ in the time of their construction when presented for tourism, they also have sets of secondary and tertiary meanings on the basis of their histories after their construction and continuing to the present, as well as on the basis of the earlier histories of sites chosen for construction. These secondary histories and meanings can also be classified in ways that can facilitate richer understandings of cultures and their histories for scholars, students, and the public. Potential applications include structures of empires that are already classified by age and architecture and that follow a consistent pattern for the time of their construction, such as the Khmer ‘hospital chapels’ of Jayavarman VII, Roman aqueducts, European and American colonial structures as well as infrastructure such as citadels and roads. The purpose of the classification is to serve as a guide for tourist descriptions and itineraries, restoration policies and spending, teaching, and social science research.
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    ABSTRACT: An intercollegiate athletic hall of fame stands as a nostalgic monument to the achievements of athletes, coaches, and other icons. These halls of fame, in addition to more traditional sport museums, draw a variety alumni, students, and tourists. While steeped in tradition, there is a dearth of research in academic literature on college halls of fame, especially within the framework of sport heritage. An exploratory research design utilizing procedural and archival data was implemented to examine institutional characteristics, selection committees, and induction criteria of 93 Football Bowl Subdivision institutions. Descriptive data of four selection committee variables and eight induction criteria variables revealed trends on how American colleges and universities decide who or what to enshrine in their halls of fame. A Multivariate Analyses of Variance illustrated no significant differences for selection committee variables based on conference; nonetheless, significant conference differences existed among induction criteria variables. These findings, combined with previous research on sport museums and other sport venues, reaffirm the need for a representative and diverse selection committee, inclusion of at-large members in the creation of induction criteria, and an accurate historical account of its hall of fame inductees. Future research endeavors regarding college athletic halls of fame are also discussed.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Journal of Heritage Tourism
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    ABSTRACT: Building stock is a major anthropogenic source of emissions contributing to global warming. Older buildings are conventionally portrayed as performing worse environmentally than more recent buildings. For a sector like tourism, which relies heavily on historic building stock, this raises questions about its ability to contribute to emission reductions moving forward. This paper explores the relationship between the age and environmental performance of historic premises for small accommodation businesses in South West England, first by correlation analysis and then three extensive case studies. It argues that the failure to integrate heritage buildings in tourism scholarship on climate change is a major lacuna. Empirically, no statistically significant relationship is found between environmental performance and the date when the original premises were first built. Far from being carbon villains, several accommodation providers in older premises perform very well against environmental benchmarking schemes. Three types of heritage accommodation providers are identified on the basis of their perceived and actual levels of environmental performance. This paper concludes that heritage building stock of itself is no impediment to action on climate change. Guidance to tourism businesses in such properties should make them aware of this, and provide tailored advice to help them realise potential opportunities.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Journal of Heritage Tourism
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    ABSTRACT: Climate change is increasingly recognised as a major threat to the sustainability of tourism, including heritage tourism. Yet, despite growth in literature on climate change and heritage, there is little specific literature on the relationship between climate change and heritage tourism. The paper introduces a special issue on heritage tourism and climate change. It briefly outlines the future challenges of climate change before commenting on tourism's role in climate change and the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Using UNWTO tourism estimates, a tentative figure of half of all emissions of tourism could be ascribed to heritage-related tourism.
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