Participative co-creation of archaeological heritage: Case insights on creative tourism in Alentejo, Portugal
Ross, David; Saxena, Gunjan
Dr Gunjan Saxena G.Saxena@hull.ac.uk
This paper focuses on the creative ingenuity of tourism providers in storying and providing varied readings of archaeological sites that have been physically lost. In conceptualising providers' efforts in mobilising (in)tangible aspects of archaeological heritage to accord them an inimitable identity and visible presence, we draw upon research on creativity and creative tourism. Our findings reveal how innovative meaning-making opportunities transform archaeological heritage into a valuable creative tourism resource that can be used to enhance the market appeal of local products and resources through theming and creative storytelling. Overall, this study contributes to nascent work on participative co-creation of archaeological heritage that can serve as an effective means of creating meaningful interpretive experiences at cultural tourism destinations.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Nov 1, 2019|
|Journal||Annals of Tourism Research|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Ross, D., & Saxena, G. (2019). Participative co-creation of archaeological heritage: Case insights on creative tourism in Alentejo, Portugal. Annals of Tourism Research, 79, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2019.102790|
|Keywords||Cultural heritage; Creative tourism; Heritage interpretation; Co-creation; Archaeological tourism; Destroyed heritage|
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