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Archaeological tourism : a creative approach

Ross, David; Saxena, Gunjan; Correia, Fernando; Deutz, Pauline

Authors

David Ross

Dr Fernando Correia F.Correia@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer of Sustainable Business Management/ Programme Director of BA Business Management portfolio

Abstract

This theoretical paper conceptualises the role of tourism providers in facilitating creative tourism experiences by focusing on their ingenious enterprise, which we argue can help capture the tourism potential of intangible archaeological heritage. Intangible archaeological heritage can be understood as knowledge emanating from actors’ own interpretation of archaeological sites that have either become physically inaccessible or been destroyed since initial exploration. Archaeological heritage is often equated with tangibility, which results in an omission of experiences that intangible archaeological heritage can offer. By proposing a rethinking of the archaeological tourism framework, we argue that the touristic value of both tangible and intangible archaeological heritage is better realised and can be further utilised to study the easily overlooked aspect of providers’ ingenuity.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2017-11
Journal Annals of tourism research
Print ISSN 0160-7383
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 67
Pages 37-47
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2017.08.001
Keywords Archaeological heritage; Co-creation; Creative tourism; Cultural heritage
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160738317301159?via%3Dihub#!
Additional Information This is the accepted manuscript of an article published in Annals of tourism research, 2017. The version of record is available at the DOI link in this record.