Heritage and Tourism: Reconceptualisation of the Past as an Experience

Naumov, Nikola
June 2015
Journal of Tourism & Services;2015, Vol. 6 Issue 11, p60
Academic Journal
This short essay explores the changing theoretical conceptualisations of heritage and heritage tourism. The paper argues that heritage tourism has undergone an ontological expansion during the last few decades 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 modern tourism industry and to incorporate the growing awareness of the value of intangible experiences, memories and emotions as tourism products.


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