By Myriam Jansen-verbeke, Gerda K. Priestley, Antonio P. Russo
The cultural historical past of areas and groups is almost immediately being rediscovered and valorised as a motive force in construction cultural identification and as a ubiquitous source for dynamizing cultural actions. This technique may end up in the improvement of cultural capital with transparent territorial hyperlinks and, as such, a beneficial incubation for developing sustainable and aggressive varieties of cultural tourism. examine on cultural assets for tourism implies either a multidisciplinary process and methodological concepts to house this kind of advanced phenomenon. The problem to spot and map cultural background components - tangible and intangible - in a pan eu context has lately been handled within the ESPON venture 1.3.3 (2004-2006). loss of enough definitions, negative databases, and a exhibit of nationwide and zone alterations in drawing close tradition as 'resource' for improvement was once the ultimate stability of that explorative venture. those findings have brought on additional case learn examine into the research of cultural background, that is encapsulated during this e-book. This book differs from others on cultural tourism via its emphasis on spatial dynamics, via studying place and behaviour styles in numerous tourism locations, via deciding upon the parameters of swap caused by means of tourism and, no longer the least bit, trial and blunder examples in coverage making. The e-book encompasses a wealthy number of case reports normally from in all places Europe (but additionally together with circumstances set in Israel, Cairo and India), representing the perspectives and findings of 21 foreign researchers and students in cultural tourism, scanning designated events to be able to observe the typical dynamics and affects of tourismification. the ultimate target is to suggest constant instructions for coverage, according to empirical insights. The publication contributes considerably to the knowledge of cultural range and territorial identification, at the one hand, and to the dynamics of tourism, at the different, all of that are key matters in neighborhood and local making plans and administration. As such, they need to be a resource of idea for policy-makers and an eye-opener for college students, researchers and specialists within the box of cultural background and tourism and, expectantly, an enticing digital journey - from Savonlinna to Cairo, from Santiago de Compostela to Sibiu - crossing and researching a kaleidoscope of colorful and targeted cultural landscapes and tourismscapes.