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.
About this paper
|Cultural and Heritage Tourism
|Semester 1 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD )
|International Tuition Fees
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- 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
- Paper Structure
The 12 lectures, and a fieldtrip, 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
- Indigenous cultural tourism
- Teaching Arrangements
One 1-hour-and-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. Routledge, Oxon.
Du Cros, H. and B, McKercher (2015) Cultural Tourism Routledge, Oxon (2nd Edition)
Butler, R. and Carr, A (2023) Tourism and Indigenous Peoples. Routledge, Oxon.
- Course outline
Available in the first class and on Blackboard at the start of the paper
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Teamwork.
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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, through assessments, the ability to retrieve and select information from a variety of sources and communicate findings
Upon successfully completing the paper, students will have:
- 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
To achieve the most from the paper, selected readings are highly recommended, which will offer students a deeper understanding of the various issues involved in heritage management.