Just like modern day tourists, the tourism industry has been on a steady, fast paced journey due to technological evolution. With the affordability and easy accessibility, traveling potential has greatly increased. Sometimes, it is the destination that matters along with the people you go on the voyage with. This paper will analyze Isla Holbox as a cultural destination.
Introduction: heritage management plans or HMP are a way of sustaining heritage sites for future and current generations. Heritage has a mixture of aspects and varying definitions. One the oxford dictionary definitions are as follows “valued objects and qualities such as historic buildings and cultural traditions that have been passed down from previous generations” so heritage is more than just the physical site it includes the people (oxford dictionaries). A good HMP more than just protects a site it encourages community involvement and interest and serves a community’s interests. A good HMP also needs to be economically sustainable and needs to be fluid to change during economic highs and lows. A HMP needs to
What is heritage tourism? Heritage tourism is defined as “traveling to experience the places, artifacts, and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present. It includes historic, cultural and natural attractions.” It is important because it shows what we as people or citizens of a certain area or region considers value enough to preserve it and pass it on to future generations. There are also a lot of economic benefits to heritage tourism; it creates a lot of jobs and diversifies the local economy.
Millions of people go up and down its steps, some of them knowing their past, others taking pictures in it while knowing little of the cultural importance. The landscape itself is a city, and should not be forgotten. A city welcomes people, and allows for many cultures to be living together in one location. In the case of Teotihuacan, it is not enough to debate who owns it, the debate should entertain ways people could work together to conserve the site, and allow everyone to have a similar knowledge of what each step means. The indigenous should not be pushed away, and the tourists should still be encouraged to visit. After all, the indigenous economy also depends on tourist activity, and the sale of their art and work to a curious other. Much like this symbiosis on the grounds of the site, the cooperation of all parties should be promoted on a facilitative level. The government knows the ins and outs of efficiently running the tourist site, yet the indigenous have alternative knowledge to offer the visitors. Whether their participation comes in the form of workshops, culturally immersive tours or seats at the administrative table, the indigenous should be welcomed into playing a more active role in the tourism that takes place at Teotihuacan, to ensure the wellbeing of the site. The tourist still seeks what is authentic, and the actions taken by the indigenous will allow for Teotihuacan to once again be transformed
First of all, what does tourism mean? Tourism is an activity carried out by any person or group of people who are going from one place to another or from one country to another in order to visit a particular place or several places. Tourism can used for entertainment or relaxation and to learn new information about other cultures (Lundberg 4).
Since decades ago, the natural heritages has become the increasingly popular attractions, attracting a large number of people to visit, mainly due to the growing concern of environment protection and the rising living standard. People pursue the uniqueness of attraction, which the natural heritages have, that there is a great demand for this activity. The GBR is the representative one, catering to the demand of millions of visitors annually. The tourism industry is flourishing and make a great contribution to the GBR while it also offer a valuable and enjoyable experience to visitors, generating mutually beneficial relationship between them.
Armitage, L. & Irons, J. (2005). Managing Cultural Heritage: Heritage Listing and Property Value. Paper presented at the European Real Estate Society Conference Dublin. Retrieved from http://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/heritage/submissions/dr_lynne_armitage/sub182.pdf
UNESCO’s heritage site helps inform true authorization of detail and multiple resources. I think everyone should be updated and educated. Next, it is important to know your source of information. While traveling is amazing knowing a little history will make it even more exciting . I believe most citizens would enjoy a paid expense for a Monthly trip to Cuba , Wadi Al-Hitan, Whale Valley, and Italy Historic Centre of Urbino. In my trip I learned about historical lands, and there importance to traditional
The use of natural resources to attract tourists, if successful, leads to the obligation of an infrastructure upon ‘nature’. Over time, it is the manmade structures that maintain the desirability of the tourist resort, not the natural features that prompted the original.(Ryan, 1991) Thus by focusing too much on attracting tourists
Goeldner and Ritchie (1995) define tourism as a short term movement of people to places other than their normal place of residence and work, including the activities of persons travelling to and staying in locations outside their places of residence and work for not more than twelve months for the purpose of: leisure (recreation, vacation, health, study, religion and sport); and business family, mission and meetings.
The Travel and Tourism industry is still one of the largest single businesses in world commerce and its importance is widely recognized. The tourism industry is now one of the largest sectors earning foreign exchange. In the face of many benefits, many countries have started assigning due weight age to the tourism industry in their national development agenda. Tourism is an industry that operates on a massively broad scale: it embraces activities ranging from the smallest sea-side hotel; to air-lines, multi-national hotel chains and major international tour operators. Originally, non-traditional industries such as tourism emerged as a solution to strike a balance between ecology and industry
Poria(2013) claims that some of the currently designated WHS, since they are recognized as part of heritage, an increase in demand explosion and tourist boost would be happened. Visitors normally attracted and associated by the iconic words “World Heritage Site”, and treat this site as a culturally famous and major significance to world (Tucker, 2010). Therefore, the status of overcrowding in Bath has drawn people’s attention.
In Luang Prabang the traditional buildings could have been saved as it had been declared as a world heritage but the other impacts could not have been avoided. A former UNESCO expert described the impact of tourism quite well with stating “We have saved Luang Prabang's buildings, but we have lost its soul.” From this sentence it can be concluded that this region has lost its spirits and tradition what once has made this region so unique.
Planning and development are both extremely important factors within the tourism industry and can have both positive and negative effects on the environment, local communities and tourist destinations. “Destination planning aims to limit the negative impacts of cultural tourism upon the history and lifestyles of the local community. An understanding of sustainable tourist development allows for the development of culture without loss of its authentic identity” (Maidment. T. 2012). This statement discusses the importance of planning to avoid having any negative impacts on environments and communities. Because the effects of tourism are so severe to destinations, many natural and cultural resources have been destroyed, therefore tourism planning is vital to preserve and maintain these places for future generations.