Why we need to study the history of tourist attractions to understand their success.
Attractions have a lot of complicated parts, both intangible and tangible. They have a wider impact that many realize. A whole mess of questions in a complicated world. Attractions evolve from the three environments: socio-cultural, economic, and physical (natural and man-made). They take many forms and trying to define them can be a delicate journey. [...]
We have a host of authors within our book by Kersten and La Venture 1 that exposes the various definitions of organizational culture. There is a theme that emerges based on shared core values, beliefs, and principles. This hints at behavior and how that behavior is communicated to a greater audience (p. 2-3). That behavior [...]
I have lived in a host of different cities, states and one country. The depth of knowledge about those locations various with experience. I love to get out and talk to people, and I've met some interesting people along the way. I love to explore and more than likely will get lost. I always find [...]
Yes and no, and if they do, not always will tourist return. Tourism, like any other industry, is a complex set of functions, processes, and activities. You can't develop an attraction without some thought to why you want it in the first place. A feasibility study should be conducted of the area and thus, an audit [...]
The Johnstown Flood Memorial/ St. Michael, PA #SouthForkFishingHuntingClub #SouthForkDam #JohnstownFloodof1889 Border (s) exist on a map, in different geographic markings, and man-made signs to denote a boundary. In tourism, boundaries are blurred more today than 100 years ago. As tourist we are constrained only by the regulations to move from one place to another. Most [...]
Heritage is a thoroughly modern concept ~ McCrone, Morris and Kiely (1995, p. 1) As McCrone, Morris and Kiely assert in their seminal work on Scotland - the Brand: The Making of Scottish Heritage (1995), heritage as we know it today is not the same concept of heritage from hundreds of years ago. The depictions [...]