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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.


Lumber Heritage Trail to kick off Ludington area cultural tourism projects, Michigan, USA

ludington lighthouse

ludington lighthouse (Photo credit: rrmhtml)

As the Daily Ludington News reports, a Lumber Heritage Trail is the first of six planned cultural tourism trails in Mason County, and this first one will be rolled out this summer.
The trails — followed next year by a Quilt Barn Trail, then an Agri-Tourism Trail, Maritime Heritage Trail (tied to the opening of the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum), Sculpture Trail (with sculptures in communities throughout the county) and Performance Trail — are being created to draw more people to the area, helping make the community even more of a destination for travelers.

For more info, visit this link.

Cultural Tourism – Veliko Tarnovo 2013, Bulgaria

Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo (Photo credit: wili_hybrid)

Cultural Tourism – Veliko Tarnovo 2013 is organised by the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism, the Municipal Agency on Tourism, Veliko Tarnovo Municipality, in cooperation with the Association of Bulgarian Tour Operators and Tourist Agencies and the Bulgarian Association of Hotel and Restaurant Keepers.
More than 30 Bulgarian municipalities, museums and other cultural institutions, universities, NGOs, and stands of from 15 countries take part in the event. This event opened for 3 days, 18-20 April 2013. Visit the event’s website here.

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