The nature of cultural and built heritage and their relationships with tourism. Issues include: the management of cultural systems for tourism; the identification, promotion and development of heritage as a sustainable heritage tourism product.
This paper will engage students and practitioners interested in working in areas related to heritage tourism or heritage management. Past graduates have worked for the UK Arts Council, Heritage New Zealand, Department of Conservation and in a variety of museums and cultural arts capacities.
|Paper title||Cultural and Heritage Tourism|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$829.65|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,993.30|
- 54 200-level points
- Schedule C
- Suitable for third-year and postgraduate students with a Humanities or Commerce background and for exchange students at third-year level and above.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Tourism's website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Anna Carr
- Paper Structure
- The 13 lectures examine research and industry-relevant issues pertaining to:
- The World Heritage Convention
- Heritage organisations in New Zealand and overseas
- Heritage/cultural tourism marketing
- Visitor markets management and satisfaction
- Teaching Arrangements
- One 1-hour 50 minute lecture per week and an on-site field trip to local heritage operation.
- Smith, M. & G. Richards (eds.) (2013) The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Tourism.
Du Cros, H. and B, McKercher (2015) Cultural Tourism Routledge, Oxon (2nd Edition)
Timothy, D.J. (2011) Cultural Heritage and Tourism. Channel View Publications, Bristol
- Course outline
- Available in the first class.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
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- Learning Outcomes
- The goals of the paper are to
- Examine the characteristics of cultural and heritage tourism
- Investigate the management of culture and heritage resources for tourism
- Examine planning and conservation issues for cultural and heritage attractions or sites
- Identify heritage and cultural resources for tourism
- Develop research ideas that will contribute to the body of knowledge on heritage tourism
- Develop, through assessments, the ability to retrieve and select information from a variety of sources and communicate findings
- Gained an understanding of the varied dimensions of heritage management
- Explored heritage management structures at local/regional, national and international levels
- Developed an understanding of local partnerships in heritage and cultural tourism organisations and projects, thus linking the paper with practical examples