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Archaeological tourism : a creative approach

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


David Ross

Fernando Correia


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.


Ross, D., Saxena, G., Correia, F., & Deutz, P. (2017). Archaeological tourism : a creative approach. Annals of Tourism Research, 67, 37-47.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 4, 2017
Online Publication Date Aug 15, 2017
Publication Date 2017-11
Deposit Date Aug 31, 2017
Publicly Available Date Aug 16, 2019
Journal Annals of tourism research
Print ISSN 0160-7383
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 67
Pages 37-47
Keywords Archaeological heritage; Co-creation; Creative tourism; Cultural heritage
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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.


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