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Cultural Tourism and the UK City of Culture
by Paul Williams
This article presents an overview of the rise in interest in cultural tourism as a direct result of destinations, cities in particular, investing in culture-led regeneration policies. It considers cultural tourism as a transformational catalyst accelerating...
by Carol Southall
The family tourism market is arguably more important now than it has ever been. Ninety-two per cent of travellers with children plan to take at least one family holiday in 2010, up by 4 per cent from last year. This article takes a look at the ways in...
The South Downs National Park: Applying Best Management Practice
by Roger Budden
The recently designated South Downs National Park introduces a ‘new’ holiday destination in the UK, providing a rare opportunity to develop a new sustainable tourism product. All National Parks are unique in their make-up and their challenges to manage...
Industrial Tourism: An Introduction
by Jeremy Barnes
Industrial tourism has become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly in Europe. From power stations to distilleries and rope makers to chocolate manufacturers, all sorts of sites are opening their doors to the public. The automotive industry...
Tourism and Planning. Part 2: Tourism Development and Planning
by Brian Human and Peter Sharp
The planning system is the cornerstone on which the tourism sector is based – it has a significant impact on the sector’s ability to grow in response to future demand and to protect natural and historic assets. Part One of this article (March 2010) provided...
The Importance of Social Media
by Matt Guarente
The news is constantly packed with stories – good, bad and sensationalist – to do with social media. But why is it so important and so pervasive? Why does the tourism industry need to embrace it? The word that keeps popping up, in VisitBritain’s marketing...
Tomorrow’s Tourists: Fluid or Simple Identities?
by Dr Ian Yeoman
Consider the future. What will tourists seek? What will be the factors influencing their decisions? Dr Ian Yeoman, the world’s only futurist specialising in travel and tourism, looks at the values, behaviours and thinking of future tourists: new and...
Destination Brand Architecture: Combined Strength or Constrained Image?
by Tom Buncle
How do cities, such as London and Paris, that are more famous than their mother countries fit into a national brand architecture? How can sub-national destination brands assert their distinctive character while still reflecting national brand characteristics?...
Tourism and Planning. Part 1: The Planning System
by Brian Human and Peter Sharp
The planning system has a significant impact on the tourism sector’s ability to grow in response to future demand, and to protect the natural and historic assets on which the industry is based. A tension exists between having a planning system that is...
Commissioning Green Buildings in Tourism - Legislation Changes and Beyond
by Sue Cambie
Legislation and growing consumer demand for tourism operators to prove their green credentials are drivers for lower carbon emissions. Whether undertaking a refurbishment or a new build, building greener is unavoidable. However, green or sustainable architecture...
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