Monthly Archives: May 2013

Why cultural tourism is not a quick fix

Photograph: Mark Campbell / Rex Features

Photograph: Mark Campbell / Rex Features

A very interesting article in The Guardian by Helen Palmer tackles the connection between Culture and Tourism and how can Cultural Tourism bring those together in an efficient way.

I quote from the article the following:

“Cultural tourism is about understanding the collective cultural offer of a destination, matching that offer to (and connecting with) the ‘wraparound’ industries (food, drink, hotels, shops and so on) and making sure that it’s all packaged in a way that is meaningful to the consumer.”
Read more here.

Culture for cleaner economy in China

Weifang World Kite Museum

Weifang World Kite Museum (Photo credit: Pierre Lesage)

The title of the China Daily article is “Culture at center of plan to develop cleaner economy”. In this article published last week, one can read the following information: “Authorities of the ancient city of Weifang said its cultural industry will be the centerpiece of its new initiative to develop an environmentally friendly economy. […] Local authorities want to pass down and rejuvenate the ancient cultures by developing a modern cultural industry around them. […] Because of the government’s emphasis on the industry, more than 4,000 culture-related enterprises have settled in Weifang, and their combined capital totals more than 40 billion yuan. […] The revenues from these enterprises reached 19.45 billion yuan last year, accounting for 4.85 percent of local GDP. […] Currently there are 208 cultural projects under construction, covering such fields as painting, animation, film and video making and software development.

More details on the Wifang cultural economy can be found in this link.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

by Cheri Lucas Rowlands on April 26, 2013

This week’s photo challenge by the Daily Post Blog, is guest hosted by Aaron Joel Santos.

Rebloged via Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture.aaron-joel-santos-wp-blog-5

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