Heritage and Tourism: Reconceptualization of the Past As an Experience

Journal of Tourism & Services 11, 83-88, 2015

7 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2019

Date Written: April 1, 2015

Abstract

This short essay explores the changing theoretical conceptualisations of heritage and heritage tourism. The paper argues that heritage tourism has undergone an ontological expansion cluring the last few decacles and now focuses more on the way we experience heritage sites rather than static consumption of heritage resources. Therefore, as the paper concludes, a new framework is needed, which to better reflect the realities of the modern tourism industry and to incorporate the growing awareness of the value of intangible experiences, memories and emotions as tourism products.

Keywords: heritage, tourism, interpretation, experience; intangibility

JEL Classification: Z320

Suggested Citation

Naumov, Nick, Heritage and Tourism: Reconceptualization of the Past As an Experience (April 1, 2015). Journal of Tourism & Services 11, 83-88, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3308432

Nick Naumov (Contact Author)

University of Northampton ( email )

Waterside Campus
University Drive
Northampton, Northamptonshire NN15PH
United Kingdom

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